Brighton boss Chris Hughton plays down loan move for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke

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.

As the Seagulls play down the prospect of Solanke joining on loan, could Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard bring the Reds ace to Ibrox?

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on May 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Brighton & Hove Albion have become the latest club to seemingly play down a move for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.

Seagulls manager Chris Hughton suggested that transfer activity at the Amex Stadium in January is likely to be minimal, with departures more probable instead of arrivals.


Crystal Palace had previously been tipped as front-runners to sign the out-of-favour Reds forward on loan but, according to the Liverpool Echo, his move to Selhurst Park fell through.


The report claimed that Solanke has been struggling with a muscle problem of late and the Eagles were understood to be concerned about his ability to make an immediate impact to their Premier League survival bid.

When asked by Sky Sports News about the likelihood of Brighton moving for the 21-year-old, Hughton replied: "At this moment I think we would be doing very minimal business if any at all.

"I think our recent recruitment, in particular the last couple of windows, holds us in good stead. At this moment I don't think we need to improve the squad... (outgoing loans are) probably more of a possibility than someone coming in."

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool jumps over the advancing West Ham goalkeeper Adrian during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2018 in...

The Sun recently reported that Glasgow Rangers were one of the teams that wanted to sign Solanke this month, but the Scottish Premiership title contenders were deemed as outsiders somewhat due to the Reds reportedly favouring a Premier League.

Judging by the latest snub from a club in the English top flight, does this mean Ibrox boss - and Liverpool legend - Steven Gerrard could now be in serious contention to recruit the striker from his old stomping ground?

Steven Gerrard, head coach of FC Rangers celebrates after the 2nd Leg football match between NK Maribor and Rangers FC in 3rd Qualifying Round of UEFA Europa League 2018

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