Rangers boss Steven Gerrard secures another loan signing from Liverpool

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Rangers have signed winger Ryan Kent on loan from Liverpool, the Scottish club have announced.

The 21-year-old will spend the season at Ibrox, where he will work under former Reds captain Steven Gerrard.

He becomes the second Liverpool youngster to move to the Ladbrokes Premiership club this summer after midfielder Ovie Ejaria also joined on loan.

Kent described the decision to move to Glasgow as a “no-brainer”.

“It is a really exciting move for me and I am looking forward to the opportunity,” he told Rangers’ official website.

“Everybody knows what a massive club they are with a massive fanbase and when the opportunity came around to join a club of this magnitude, it was a bit of a no-brainer.

“They have got a person in charge now in Steven Gerrard who has played at the highest level and achieved many great things. To learn from him is great.”

Kent, who has England caps at both under-18 and under-20 level, has also had loan spells at Coventry, Barnsley, SC Freiburg and Bristol City.

On speaking about working with Gerrard, Kent said: “To learn from him is great, and I already know some of the players here. To have Michael Beale here too, he got the best out of me in under-23s football at Liverpool.

The midfielder also gave Rangers fans an insight into what to expect from him, admitting that he's an exciting player.

“I would say I am an exciting player, and I never hold back.

"I don’t fear getting on the ball, even if I’ve lost the ball. I am hopefully going to bring a lot of excitement to the fans here at Rangers."

Despite saying the move was a no-brainer, Kent also admitted it was one that he had to think about after enduring a disappointing season last year.

“I spoke in-depth with him [Gerrard] about the opportunities I will get up here,” he continued, “how he can benefit me and how I can benefit the club.

“I had to take a lot of time speaking with my family and my representatives to make this decision as last season was quite a disappointing year.

“This move had to be the perfect one, and when Rangers came around, I think it is.

“I would say every loan move I have had has benefited me in some sort of way, whether it has been a disappointing year in terms of how much game-time I have had, or a positive experience – wither way, I have taken positives away from every loan spell I have had.

“Last season was a disappointing year. I made my debut against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena [for Freiburg] and was involved in a promotion chase with Bristol City, so I did take a lot away from last season."

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