Two interesting reports from the Football Insider website over the past 24 hours.

First, they report that Liverpool are keeping tabs on Rangers youngsters Nathan Patterson and Leon King.

Scouts have alerted them to the rising stars who would be recruited for their academy.

Rangers have plans for 18-year-old Patterson, however, and another report from FI claims that the club is looking to fast-track him into the first team.

The plan would be for him to challenge for James Tavernier’s position over the coming year, with the Rangers skipper coming in for sustained criticism this season.

Patterson’s contract expires in the summer and Rangers are currently trying to tie him down to a new deal.

According to The Athletic, they’re close to getting him to sign after talks with new sporting director Ross Wilson, and Colts manager Graeme Murty said of Patterson, “He has all of the characteristics you would ascribe with an elite level full-back”.

King is only 15-years-old but is already playing for the Scotland Under-17 team.

Relations between Rangers and Liverpool are as good as they’ve ever been at the moment, with Steven Gerrard being talked about as Jurgen Klopp’s successor.

Rangers bought Liverpool’s Ryan Kent over the summer after a season-long loan.

It might still be a case of “Hands off” when it comes to Patterson, though.

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