On loan Rangers winger Ryan Kent is still in the thoughts on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, as reported by the official Liverpool website.
The 22-year-old has been one of the signing successes of the season for Gers boss Steven Gerrard.
He has delighted supporters with exceptional performances both in domestic action and the UEFA Europa League, with many hoping he makes his switch from Anfield permanent.
Klopp is well aware of his talents though.
As quoted by the official Liverpool website, the Anfield boss said: “Ryan was sitting here in my office and asked me, ‘Let me go to Freiburg please, let me go to Freiburg please’. I know German football, I know the manager of Freiburg and I knew it is not Disneyland there! They train a lot, it is a very special club that I like a lot. He went there and it didn’t work out for him. Now he is at Glasgow Rangers and that works really well because Ryan is a fantastic football player and still very young.”
Klopp was using Kent’s experience as an example of how the Reds are successfully developing young talent, admitting that he might be willing to let Ben Woodburn exit Liverpool on loan this January.
That Kent is still rated by the Liverpool boss could be a blow to our hopes of negotiating an affordable deal for the attacking talent.
If he continues to impress like he did yesterday at Livingston then we could face a fight to keep him at the club beyond this summer.