Rangers are edging closer to signing Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke on loan, according to a report, and if the England international does move north it is a perfect chance to prove his doubters wrong and make a major statement.
The Scottish Sun report that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and the player are both keen on getting the move done – although Klopp wants to wait until the conclusion of the World Cup before letting the striker go.
Solanke has been on the fringes of Klopp’s side over the last 12 months but it’s clear that he isn’t viewed as a starter yet for the Reds and the chance to get out and play regular football – under the watch of Anfield icon Steven Gerrard – ticks all the boxes for Liverpool and gives the Gers the chance to sign a striker who would have been otherwise out of their reach.
After moving to Liverpool from Chelsea last summer, Solanke made 27 appearances for the Reds – as well as being an unused substitute in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid – but is still behind the likes of Mo Salah and Robert Firminho in Klopp’s plans.
A season in Scotland with the huge expectation that comes with playing for one of the Old Firm would be a fantastic opportunity for Solanke to go out and show Klopp and everyone else that he is capable of being the focal point of a team and carrying their hopes on his back over the course of the season.
With European football on offer and the prospect of winning titles and trophies, a loan move to Ibrox could even see Solanke follow the likes of Jamie Murphy and turn what was a temporary switch to a permanent transfer and make a real mark for the Light Blues.