Who is Ryan Kent?
Ryan Kent is an English footballer born 11 November 1996, who plays as a winger for Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.
A graduate of the Premier League heavyweights, Liverpool academy, Kent made his professional debut in 2015 before being sent on loan to League One club Coventry City and Barnsley in the Championship, winning the club’s Young Player of the Season award with the latter. In 2017, he departed from Anfield on loan once again, joining Bundesliga outfits Freiburg. Kent signed for Rangers permanently in September 2019 after an impressive loan spell for them in the 2018–19 season.
He is a former England youth international who played at U18 and U20 levels. He is also known for his speed and technique.
It could be easily said that Kent has been one of the most important players for Steven Gerrard’s team and played a vital role in their success last season, winning the Scottish Premiership trophy ending Celtic’s nine-year domination.
Steven Gerrard uses Ryan Kent mostly on the left flank of the offensive end. However, the 24-year-old forward could easily settle in any tactic as he is capable of playing on both wings and attacking midfielder as well.
Scouts from Premier League teams are believed to be keeping tabs on Kent as recent reports from Britain claimed that Leeds United are exploring the possibility of adding former Liverpool forwards to their ranks ahead of the next season.
What position does Ryan Kent play?
Kent plays as a winger, he is capable of doing it on both flanks; however, mainly playing as a left-winger, he can also play as an attacking midfielder or a second striker; he is known for his dribbling ability and speed, he has been scary on one-on-one situations, as well as his work rate and crossing ability, he has been compared to his former team, Liverpool’s forward Sadio Mane.
Which team Ryan Kent Supports?
Ryan Kent has been a supporter of Liverpool FC, the team that he has started to play professional football; however, his career at Anfield has not gone well due to the high competition in Jurgen Klopp’s frontline; he has joined the Merseyside Reds at the age of seven and progressed through their academy to become a regular of the U21 squad. After an impressive end to the 2014–15 season for the reserves, his performances were rewarded with a four-year contract.