Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has reportedly announced that if he had his way, he would sign four players currently on loan at Rangers on a permanent basis, together with Nigerian midfielder Ovie Ejaria.
Another Nigerian youngster Umar Sadiq has been loaned out to the Scottish Premiership side for the remainder of the season but has not found game time easy, so much so that he has been unable to make his full debut since his joining from AS Roma.
Ejaria, who has been out of favor at Liverpool for over a year, has taken the Premiership by storm and was one of the major players that helped Rangers qualify for the group stage of the Europa League.
Ryan Kent, Lassana Coulibaly as well as Joe Worrall are the other loanees Gerrard wants to sign on a permanent basis.
”If you’re asking me if I’d want the four of them for next year, I’d sign them right now. We rate them highly,” Gerrard told The Scottish Sun.
”In an ideal world, they’d all be on four or five-year deals but unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. We have to be respectful to their parent clubs.
”I’m still in Jurgen Klopp’s good books, so if Liverpool keep winning maybe there’s some scope.”
Rangers will go into their match with St.Johnstone in upbeat mood after holding Villarreal to a 2-2 draw in the Europa League on Thursday and Ejaria may possibly return after missing the trip to Spain because of injury.
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