Report: Liverpool want Rangers target Dominic Solanke to stay in Premier League

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Rangers have been keen to lure Dominic Solanke to Ibrox.

Dominic Solanke of England U21 in action during the International friendly Under-21 match between Denmark U21 and England U21 at Blue Water Arena on November 20, 2018 in Esbjerg, Denmark.

According to The Sun, Liverpool want striker Dominic Solanke to play in the Premier League rather than head to Rangers.

The Gers beat Celtic 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to go level on points with the Bhoys at the top of the Scottish Premiership, proving their title credentials.

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In order to really push for the crown, boss Steven Gerrard may want another striker; after all, Umar Sadiq is leaving Ibrox early, leaving Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty as his only senior forwards.

 

One name strongly linked with a move to Ibrox is Liverpool attacker Solanke, and The Sun note that Rangers are keen to take him on loan.

However, it's noted that Liverpool want Solanke to play Premier League football when he goes out on loan, meaning Rangers' hopes are dwindling fast.

Crystal Palace are the current favourites, with Bournemouth, Brighton, Huddersfield and Watford also keen, though many want him permanently.

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

That isn't in Solanke's plans, meaning a loan move to Palace could be ideal for all parties when the January transfer window opens.

That would leave Rangers heading back to the drawing board for a new striker, with Solanke unlikely to join Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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