Ryan Kent says he was lied to over his future before sealing his £7.5m move to Rangers
Ryan Kent claims prior to being allowed to proceed to Rangers, he was lied to his future this summer.
The 22-year-old rejoined on the final day of the transfer window at a deal understood to be worth around #7.5m.
Rangers had failed to convince following the winger produced a significant impression at Ibrox 24, Liverpool to sanction a second loan.
After his returned from an extended break, kent featured for Liverpool in pre-season but found himself in limbo.
He admitted it was a tricky time before Rangers resurrected the movement.
«It was really tough,» he said. «I had to stay mentally strong, once you are told you can do one thing and after that you are lied to and it does not happen, that is rather hard to choose.
«I just had to keep myself healthy and instruct in my own and make sure I maintain my fitness levels up and that I had been waiting for a minute like that to arrive.
«There is no bitter taste, the thing that I needed from the start happened in the ending so I am simply happy with that.
«I would have liked to have been from the start, it’s fairly hard watching it on the TV wishing I had been a part of some of the games although I am delighted to return and I can’t wait to get going.
«There were probably some small concerns along the way once I believed this may not occur and I might need to plan for something else, but I always had a sense that it may visit the last day of the window and that is what occurred.»
Kent came through the academy of Liverpool and had loan spells at Coventry City, Barnsley, Freiburg along with Bristol Rovers however he states Rangers is the club.
«I am in a privileged position in life to be playing soccer, it’s every kid’s dream,» Kent explained. «And I think it’s naive not to enjoy that place in life. I’m fortunate to be in this place in life.
«For once in my life to be feeling at home someplace, to be actually enjoying my football, I would like that feeling for the rest of my livelihood. I felt for the first time once I arrived here.
«The manager believes in me and the training team. Mick Beale needed me as a kid at Liverpool and he got the very best out of me then and I truly begun to flourish as a young child coming at Liverpool, and the fans get the most out of you.
«So just everything as a collective at this club I think gets the very best out of me and my football.»