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After Rossiter, three players Rangers could sign from Liverpool using McParland links

Could Jordan Rossiter be the first in a long line of Anfield to Ibrox deals?

Rangers' capture of Jordan Rossiter is reportedly in the bag and Head of Recruitment Frank McParland, who's twice been employed by Liverpool, is presumably the man responsible.

The 56-year-old was appointed in November, having worked with Light Blues boss Mark Warburton previously, and is set to embark upon his first summer transfer window north of the border.

A sensible approach, comprising several loan signings, is expected, making contacts such as McParland's with Liverpool invaluable as Rangers look to build a squad capable of dethroning their Old Firm rivals, Celtic.

So with that in mind, here are three Reds for whom a move to Ibrox could be on the cards this summer...

Andre Wisdom

Having impressed on loan to Derby County two seasons ago, Wisdom returned to Anfield with hope of breaking into the first-team picture. Instead, the 23-year-old found himself farmed out again to West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City. Liverpool handed him a new long-term contract last summer, though, and Jurgen Klopp is yet to take a close look at him, but with Nathaniel Clyne and Jon Flanagan ahead of Wisdom at right-back and further signings expected in the middle, another move seems likely. The Yorkshireman, whose development was overseen my McParland after signing from Bradford City as a teenager, could fill the Gers' centre-back void or, alternatively, allow James Tavernier to play further upfield.

Sheyi Ojo

A recent run in the Reds' first team suggests the winger could be difficult to snare, though he may find himself available again - most likely on loan - if Liverpool pursue their apparent interest in Schalke's Leroy Sane. With David Templeton out of contract and Billy King owned by Hearts, the capture of Ojo, who signed for Liverpool from Milton Keynes Dons while McParland was Director of Academy and Player Development, would ensure that neither are missed.

Sergi Canos

Should Ojo prove unattainable, Liverpool have another youngster waiting in the...er...wings. Canos has just completed a productive season on loan to Brentford, where McParland worked alongside Warburton until May last year. A product of Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, the 19-year-old scored seven goals and assisted five during his season in the Championship, and his ability to operate on both flanks, like Ojo, would certainly come in handy. A temporary move north would provide Canos the experience of playing in front of large and expectant crowds.

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