Why Kent is struggling to seal exit as deadline looms

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Liverpool have taken a firm stance on Ryan Kent despite the fact that he doesn’t appear to be part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans.

Kent featured for the first-team in pre-season but didn’t sufficiently impress the manager.

Amid the speculation over his future, he’s notched only a solitary appearance for the Under-23s this season.

According to Teamtalk, Rangers remain keen on re-signing a player who accrued great popularity in his loan spell at Ibrox last season.

However, the Reds are reluctant to countenance a sixth temporary exit for the forward.

They are open to selling Kent but only if their £7million asking price is met.

Championship side Leeds United reportedly tried to negotiate a loan with a view to a permanent deal, but that didn’t suit Liverpool.

On Friday, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reiterated that he’d ‘love’ to have Kent back but said he could only hope his old club changed their stance before Monday’s deadline.

It’s also thought that there are suitors abroad, but they too have been put off by the £7million figure.

Perhaps in this case the club ought to cool its demands, given that having Kent plying his trade in the reserve ranks, obstructing the path of others when he doesn’t seem to have a future at Anfield, is not really in anybody’s best interest.

There’s very limited time left in which to invite offers.

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