Date: 9th August 2018 at 10:24am
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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is keen on a loan move for struggling Reds striker Dominic Solanke, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper’s transfer centre (09/08; 05:31) claims that the Rangers boss is confident he can get a temporary deal done for the 20-year-old, who is thought to be unavailable for a permanent move.

Gerrard has already brought several players with Liverpool connections to Ibrox this summer, including Jon Flanagan and Ryan Kent, with Solanke potentially set to follow.

The former Chelsea man struggled to make a lasting impression on Merseyside after arriving from Stamford Bridge last summer, scoring just twice in 30 appearances last season.

OPINION

Solanke has long been thought of as a bright young talent, firstly at Chelsea and now with Liverpool. However, he has yet to deliver upon his undoubted potential. There were flashes of talent last term, but he never put together a consistent run of form at Anfield. Trying to break into a front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane was always going to be difficult for the young man, so perhaps a loan move is the best option for him this campaign. With Daniel Sturridge experiencing a resurgence in pre-season, competition for places has gotten even tricker for Solanke. Linking up with Liverpool legend Gerrard might be the best bet for him. The standard of football in Scotland, while high, isn’t at the level of the Premier League, and the 20-year-old could really flourish at the tip of the Rangers attack. This seems like a move that would benefit all parties, and is one that the Reds should seriously consider.