Liverpool transfer chief Michael Edwards appears to be plotting Ryan Kent sale as his next masterpiece

Liverpool's midfielder Ryan Kent is pictured during the final Audi Cup football match between Atletico Madrid and FC Liverpool in the stadium in Munich, southern Germany, on August 2, 2017.

Liverpool's player sales have been extraordinary in recent seasons.

A general view as fans arrive outside of Anfield during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on January 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool's Michael Edwards has carved out a reputations as one of the shrewdest operators in world football.

Incoming transfers for Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Mohamed Salah have shown he knows how to spend money wisely.

Where he really comes into his own is when it comes to player sales.

Edwards and Liverpool have pulled off some stupendous coups in recent years, selling back up players for high prices.


You could even argue they stung Barcelona into paying a club record fee for first team star Coutinho, and the Brazilian has not lived up to it.

Getting £15 million for Jordon Ibe, £19 million for Dominic Solanke and £12.5 million for Danny Ward is simply outrageously good business from the Reds.

That's a combined £46.5 million for three players not good enough for the Reds' first team, more than paying back the Salah fee.

AFC Bournemouth unveil new signing Dominic Solanke at Vitality Stadium on January 4, 2019 in Bournemouth, England.

Now Edwards is reportedly plotting another coup.

The Liverpool Echo report the Reds want £12 million for Ryan Kent, who is on loan at Rangers.

This is the same Ryan Kent who had poor loan spells at Freiburg and Bristol City last season.

At Rangers he has been better. But scoring five goals in 36 games is not all that eye catching.

Rangers might not be able to afford Liverpool's demands.

If they can't, you can bet Edwards will find a club who will. It's what he does, and after his recent market success, you can't blame him for hiking up the winger's price tag.

Ryan Kent of Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

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