Liverpool’s 22-year-old winger Ryan Kent suffered a pair of bitterly disappointing loan spells in the 2017/18 season, but he has put past failures behind him and used the learning curve to thrive at Rangers.
Steven Gerrard’s obvious connection with Liverpool facilitated the arrival of a handful of players from Merseyside in the summer.
Ovie Ejaria’s spell was unsuccessful and he has since moved on to a new challenge at Reading, but Kent has developed into a fine player at Ibrox and is beginning to become a darling of the Gers faithful.
The dynamic wide man was heavily involved in Rangers’ two opening goals in their 4-2 win at Aberdeen on Wednesday night, and the enormity of his impact has prompted supporters to beg for one thing: a permanent summer transfer.
Players of Kent’s quality are exactly what Gerrard needs to ensure Rangers end Celtic’s supremacy in the SPFL, so it’s no surprise that the fans are so intent on concluding a summer transfer.
If the reaction to his latest performance is anything to by, it’s fair to say Dave King would send the fans into hysteria by reaching an agreement with Liverpool over a permanent switch.
Here’s a selection of the reaction to Kent’s performance on Wednesday night:
We need to sign Ryan Kent on a permanent contract ASAP #RangersFC
— Arranj1872 (@arranj1872) February 6, 2019
We need to break the bank to sign Ryan Kent
— Stevie (@Stevie_170) February 6, 2019
Nothing a want more than to sign Ryan Kent permanently, what a player
— C (@xocmb) February 6, 2019
Say it every game, please god let us sign ryan kent
— Aidan Sharp (@aidansharp9) February 6, 2019
Ryan Kent, Is top quality for such a young footballer. Sign him up @RangersFC .
— King Pin Dazza (@Kingpindazza) February 7, 2019
please sign Ryan Kent on a life time contract @RangersFC
— Jack Burris (@BurrisJack7) February 6, 2019
Sign Kent and whenever we sell him back it’s guaranteed to be big money, the guy just never gives up and it makes me love the deal we have with Liverpool even more when they produce talents like him. Ryan Kent is nothing but total talent.
— Scott (@RakoTuke) February 6, 2019
We 100% have to sign Ryan Kent at the end of the season
— Jamie Brown (@Widtinkhun) February 6, 2019
Dave King should sell everything thing he owns, get a nice 2 bed in his native Castlemilk, its aw been done up since he left anyway, and make sure we get Ryan Kent on a 10 year deal.
— Tags (@tagsbo) February 6, 2019