Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on the work that Rangers winger Ryan Kent has done this season and claimed that his efforts can go unnoticed.
The Gers winger has been in sparkling form in front of goal this season registering six goals and seven assists in 20 competitive appearances.
But Gerrard thinks that the reason Kent is so important to Rangers is that he understand’s the ‘philosophy’ the Gers boss is trying to instil at Ibrox.
Gerrard is quoted by Glasgow Live as saying, “People often wonder why we have so much faith and why he plays a lot of games. It’s because, in and out of possession, he totally gets what we’re trying to do in terms of our philosophy.
“He does a lot of work that people probably don’t notice in terms of blocking lines and being in the right place in regaining the ball.
“He’s aggressive as a winger, which is rare. I’m a huge fan of Ryan Kent. He can go again, for sure, and it’s imperative that we keep him at this football club if we stay true to what we all want, which is success.”
The English winger was magnificent against Aberdeen last weekend as he scored a goal and bagged an assist in the 4-0 win.
He also showed some of the aspects of his game that Gerrard has spoken about as, according to Wyscout, he won 100% of his defensive duels against the Dons.
This has been a key part of Kent’s game this season as he also won 100% of his defensive duels against Benfica when the Gers travelled to Estadio da Luz in early November.
The 24-year-old is becoming a more complete winger as he is impressing in front of goal but also putting the work in to make sure his side don’t concede.
It is obvious that kent is a key player for Rangers at the moment but more credit should be paid to the work he does off the ball as well on it.