Title edited as many pointed out that Gary did not say that once in the article. Regretting posting this now as the Sun have duped my gullable ass.
Rangers No2 Gary McAllister reveals Ryan Kent is unlikely to stay at Ibrox
GARY McALLISTER says homebird Ryan Kent has settled in at Ibrox thanks to his Liverpool crew — but admits he’s unlikely to stay on at Rangers.
McAllister saw Kent as a kid at Liverpool — and says seeing the familiar backroom faces who have made the move from Merseyside to Rangers has helped his development.
Kent has been a key player for Rangers
He said: “When Brendan Rodgers brought me back to Liverpool, they’d just gone to Australia so I caught up with them.
“Ryan was part of the pre-season squad, and that was the first time I’d come across him.
“He was obviously electric, and I could see how some of his loan moves had helped, because he was young and raw. You could see the massive potential that was there.
“I just think the benefit for him here is the fact he has familiar faces around him. He’s got Michael Beale, Steven Gerrard, Tommy Culshaw, Jordan Milson — even I was there for that short period — around. Having four or five familiar faces that he knew has helped. He’s gone from a shy kid to a man.
McAllister says the winger's future is out of Rangers' hands
“He’s blossomed, and that is reflected on the pitch. His performance levels have gone up with the experience and the demands of playing in front of a big crowd here.
“He’s a quiet kid so when you look at his move to Freiburg in Germany, I understand why going somewhere he can’t speak the language didn’t work.
“I’ve seen a massive change in him. He’s a delight to work with. He’s a fantastic trainer, great around the place.
“There aren’t many wingers who get you off your seat in today’s football. They’re risk-takers, they put the ball at risk at times by putting it close to defenders, so it’s getting that balance of when to go and do your magic.
“It would be nice to keep him, but he’s Liverpool’s player so we can’t dictate that.”
Meanwhile, McAllister says Alfredo Morelos was disappointed the midweek headlines were about his red card and not his goals.
He said: “We should be talking about his second goal. It was sublime.”