Rangers boss Steven Gerrard gives Ryan Kent transfer update and makes Liverpool admission

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Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool want to keep Ryan Kent at Anfield but has admitted he won’t ‘give up’ on bringing the 22-year-old back to Ibrox.

Rangers are looking to strengthen their squad to further close the gap on rivals Celtic.

But Gerrard believes it will be tough to acquire Kent for the upcoming season even though he hasn’t played in any of Liverpool’s first three Premier League games.

He told the Daily Record: “I don’t really want to speak about it because nothing is happening on it.

“There’s been no change or developments since the last time we asked Liverpool and were told there wouldn’t be a loan situation. Nothing has changed on it.

“But you never give up on trying to improve your team and squad. You never give up on following and tracking top players.

“I made it pretty clear over the course of 12 months working with Ryan how highly I rate him, so I’d never shut the door on any player and certainly top players but I have to understand, respect and appreciate the situation of his parent club, who were obviously very helpful in giving him to us in the first place.

“If you’re told no, you have to accept the answer is no until there’s ever a time that changes. Where we stand right now that hasn’t changed.”

Gerrard has also opened up on some players potentially leaving Ibrox before the transfer deadline.

He explained: “We’ll find out in the coming days. I predict that a bid will land for one of my players.

“I think you’ll see some movement out. There’s some offers swirling about for certain individuals, so there will be news broke over the seven or so days that are left.

“But I can’t see there being any change the other way unless something comes out of the blue and takes away one of our players we might have to replace.

“That could happen. There’s nothing really solid yet that we have to make a decision on, but it’s getting warmer as they days go by, so I predict there could be some outgoings.

“I’m comfortable in certain situations with certain personnel going out and playing football, players who are maybe not in my plans.

“What I’m not comfortable with is if a bid comes out of the blue for a player that is in my plans, that’s when I would have a decision to make.”

Rangers are in action this lunchtime against St Mirren at 12.15pm.

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