22-year-old attacker has explained why he left Liverpool past summer
Rangers forward Ryan Kent has expressed his disappointment in the way Merseyside club dealt with his Anfield exit during the summer transfer window. U20 England international moved to Ibrox in a £7m deal on September 3, signing a four-year contract with the Scottish club after a successful loan spell last campaign.
Ryan scored six goals in 43 matches for the Gers before returning to Liverpool to contribute to the Reds pre-season campaign. Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard tried to bring Kent back to Scotland on a second season-long loan deal, but the Merseyside club were unwilling to let him leave again temporarily.
The 22-year-old winger eventually forced through a permanent switch to Ibrox, but he has now slammed the Reds for their “lies” which held up his summer transfer away from Anfield.
English forward was on Liverpool’s books for four years in total, but he only managed to play one senior-level game, in-between loan spells at Coventry, Barnsley, Freiburg and Bristol City.
Ryan claims that he finally feels at “home” in the Scottish Premier League with the Gers, as he said: “For once in my life to be feeling at home somewhere, to be enjoying my football, I want that feeling for the rest of my career. I felt that for the first time when I came here.
“The coach believes in the coaching staff and me. Mick Beale had me as a kid at Anfield, and he got the best out of me then, and I started to flourish as a young kid coming through at Merseyside, and the fans get the best out of you.“