Steven Gerrard lauds Rangers youngster Ryan Kent

Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Glasgow Rangers loanee Ryan Kent was superb as the Ibrox side cruised to a victory in their latest Scottish Premiership clash.

Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Steven Gerrard has told Rangers' official website that Ryan Kent's last two performances for the Gers have been from the top drawer as the on-loan winger took home the man of the match award from Sunday's 3-1 win over Hearts.

The Light Blues went into the game with Craig Levein's men looking to continue their superb home form against a side that had not lost in the Scottish Premiership this season.

 

And it quickly became apparent that it would be Hearts who would lose their particular flawless record, as Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield gave Rangers a 3-0 lead inside 32 minutes. A second-half goal from Jimmy Dunne was not enough to spoil the Gers' afternoon and Gerrard's men saw out the contest to secure the points.

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Liverpool loanee Kent was fantastic in the victory. And Gerrard suggested that the winger deserved all the plaudits coming his way following another impressive display.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“He’s very happy, he’s settled in really well and he’s coming out of his shell even more because he’s a quiet kid. But his performances have been really good and they’ve got stronger as we’ve gone on. The last two have been right up there in the top drawer," he told the club's official website.

"He deserved man of the match today, he deserved his goal and I’m pleased for him, but we have to credit Rangers for giving Ryan the opportunity and also thank Liverpool for letting us use him, because at the moment it’s working for both of us.”

Ryan Kent of Rangers (14) celebrates as he scores his team's first goal with team mates during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on...

It appears to have been a fantastic piece of business from Rangers to get Kent in on loan. His start to life at Ibrox may have gone under the radar, but he is now showing something like the potential that left many at Liverpool expecting him to make the grade at Anfield a few years ago. 

And with a front three of Kent, Morelos and Daniel Candeias all looking to be in excellent form, there are not going to be many teams in the league who fancy their chances of denying Rangers a victory at present.

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