Ex England International Considers Rangers Favourites To Land Liverpool Prodigy: Gerrard Should Step Up Chase

An incredible away win against Celtic has boosted Rangers’ chances of knocking the Hoops’ off the Scottish perch. The elation must be euphoric on New Year’s Eve, and Steven Gerrard must already be weighing up winter moves to strengthen the squad furthermore. A few fringe stars are set to be offloaded soon for not being in the manager’s plans, and according to BBC pundit and former England defender Danny Mills, the Gers are leading the race for Liverpool youngster Herbie Kane.

“They know what coaching he will get, how Gerrard wants to play – they’ll know everything. They’re not just looking at minutes, is he going to develop as a player? Is he going to develop as a person? All these things come into it”.

Mills explained to Football Insider why he believes the Bears have the edge over Hull City or Charlton Athletic in securing the services of the 21-year-old midfield prodigy.

Kane had a promising loan stint last season in League One with Doncaster Rovers as he found the net seven times in 49 outings across all competitions. The Reds, surprisingly, opted not to send him again on a temporary switch during the summer window and lined him up in a couple of League Cup contests including the 5-0 quarterfinal defeat against Aston Villa.

What He Would Bring In At Rangers

Andy King’s loan deal from Leicester City will be cut short after he fell down the pecking order behind Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo in the middle of the park. However, none of the midfield options adds enough goal to the club’s game. Kane, known for his scoring ability, would inject creativity from a central role allowing the likes of Ryan Kent, Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos to cause more menace high up the pitch.

Why Gerrard Must Step Up The Chase

Despite being in his early 20s, the Reds’ prospect is strong physically and intelligent with his down the middle runs that often open up space within the opponents’ half. Although the young Liverpool side suffered a heavy defeat against the Claret and Blue, their performance was lauded by the fans as well as pundits.

Kane, in particular, earned the attention for his ability to follow the passes and create chances upfront while playing on the left of a midfield three. Ørjan Nyland, in Villa goal, denied him spectacularly on a couple of occasions. Still, the intent was clear from the English prospect as he is desperate to leave an impression in senior football.

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