A defeat against Celtic before the international break might have been a setback, but the resurgence of Rangers under Steven Gerrard must not be ignored. The charismatic Englishman has roped in an array of new names yet again this summer, and his relationship with Liverpool has benefitted the Glasgow giants in enriching themselves with quality additions.
Gerrard persuaded the Reds to sell Ryan Kent on the transfer deadline. Moreover, Sheyi Ojo, on loan from Liverpool, has been quite impressive so far from the right-hand flank. The latter is understandably euphoric following the arrival of Kent in Govan as he aims to build up a lethal partnership upfront being aware of each other’s game aptly while progressing through the youth ranks of the Merseysiders.
“Whenever I’m playing I need to be as direct as I can and hopefully influence the game as much as I can. You can only do that with great players around you and Ryan Kent coming in can only help.
“That’s the aim. I’ve played with him since I was 16 and know him well. He can only help the team and hopefully he can help me score goals.”
Ojo told the Daily Record while discussing his aspirations and long-term goals.
Does He Have A Long-term Future At Liverpool?
Although Kent was determined to leave Liverpool to join the Gers following an impressive loan stint, Ojo still hopes to stake a claim in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans. At 22, the time is ticking for the Three Lions youth international and the pressure must be momentous in emulating the legacy of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah donning the famous red shirt.
There’s little hope left for him to shine at Anfield as the gaffer is struggling to accommodate the likes of Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Does He Have A Long-term Future At Rangers?
Ojo, however, stands a chance to follow the footsteps of Kent and settle in Glasgow next summer. Liverpool could be willing to listen to offers, and the asking fee should not be as high as they asked for his compatriot. The exit of Daniel Candeias ensured a starting role down the right flank and the youngster, having fired in and laid on four times each in 11 appearances altogether, must grab these chances exhaustively and play his part in Rangers’ bid to reclaim their lost status in Scottish football.
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