Liverpool sources tell talkSPORT ‘no chance’ of Rangers loan deal


The 21-year-old is unlikely to join Steven Gerrard at the Ibrox in the next transfer window, according to talkSPORT host Jim White

Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke will not be signing for Rangers on loan in January, sources close to the Premier League club have told talkSPORT.

Mid-morning host Jim White was told by an Anfield contact that there is ‘no chance’ of the 21-year-old linking up with Steven Gerrard at Ibrox when the transfer window re-opens in the New Year.

Dominic Solanke has not made a first-team appearance for Liverpool this season

Solanke has been linked with a move to Glasgow after starring for England’s Under-21 side over the international break.

The young striker has been unable to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team this season. He is yet to make a first-team appearance and has been reduced to playing for the club’s U23s.

But he has once again showed his ability in a Young Lions shirt, scoring two goals apiece in back-to-back wins over Italy and Denmark.

WATCH: Liverpool starlet Solanke scores audacious backheel for England-U21s

His performances for England were so impressive that some Liverpool fans even called for him to replace out-of-form Roberto Firmino in the Reds’ line-up.

Rangers are said to be keen on landing the striker on loan in January as a replacement for Nigerian attacked Umar Sadiq, who is set to return to Roma after failing to score in five appearances for the Scottish side.

But, according to Jim White, that deal is not expected to happen.

Solanke has wanted by a number of clubs ahead of the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace thought to be among the Premier League clubs interested in giving him a shot at more regular football.

Jurgen Klopp discussed Solanke’s situation at Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s clash against Watford, and suggested a loan deal may be possible for the young striker.

“The situation here is a bit difficult, you all see it, but if Dom continues like he did so far then everything will be fine, 100 per cent,” said the German boss.

Jurgen Klopp wants the best for Dominic Solanke, but didn’t say that meant staying at Liverpool or moving out on loan

Jurgen Klopp wants the best for Dominic Solanke, but didn’t say that meant staying at Liverpool or moving out on loan

“There’s nothing to say about the short or long-term things. He’s our player and if I have to decide that, he will stay that as well.

“In the moment, there is no alternative to it. We will see.

“How you can imagine, we talk about that with the players first so they don’t have to watch boring press conferences to know what I think about them.

“We will see what happens. But we want to help Dom so he can help us. That’s the target.”

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