RYAN Kent made the move to Ibrox last summer knowing he may not even get one last chance at Anfield. Now, Seyi Ojo finds himself in the same position 12 months on.

The form that Kent showed for Steven Gerrard’s side was enough to earn him a series of personal accolades and a place in the affections of a support that cherished his talents.

When the winger spoke in May as he was nominated for the PFA Scotland Player and Young Player of the Year Awards, it was evident that he had become somewhat ground down by his career cycle.

In successive seasons, he would join Coventry, Barnsley, Freiburg and then Bristol City on loan, returning to Liverpool every summer only to find his first team chances limited and to be told he would have to leave on another temporary deal in order to improve and impress.

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The success of his time at Ibrox last season was always going to act as an inspiration for others within the Anfield ranks and Ojo will now make the same move hoping to achieve the same results as his fellow wide man.

The deal that will bring the 21-year-old north of the border will not have any negative impact on Rangers’ pursuit of Kent and Gerrard will be confident that Ojo can make just as great an impression on the Light Blues as he once again hits the road.

Like Kent, Ojo has called a handful of clubs home from home in recent years and those experiences, some of which haven’t been wholly satisfactory, will undoubtedly stand him in good stead at Ibrox.

There is a risk when players are recruited from the youth ranks of clubs in the Premier League and the mixed fortunes of Ovie Ejaria last season show that there are no guarantees when shopping in that market.

Ejaria had undoubted technical ability and skill, but often cut a lonesome figure as he never seemed to settle into life in Glasgow or fit into the side that Gerrard had assembled.

That wasn’t the case for Kent, and it shouldn’t be the case for Ojo. He may still be in the early stages of his career, but three loan moves in England - to Wigan, Wolves and Fulham - preceded a season in France with Reims and he has been capped at various youth levels by England.

Ojo, then, is no kid that hasn’t lived in the world of first team football. He has Premier League game time under Jurgen Klopp - he featured eight times during the German’s first campaign as Liverpool manager - and he will sign a new contract at Anfield before clinching a deal at Ibrox.

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That is as much about Liverpool protecting their investment as it is buying into Ojo’s potential, however.

If he ultimately doesn’t prove good enough for the Champions League winners, his time at Ibrox will certainly do him no harm in terms of attracting suitors in the long run.

The options that Klopp has in his forward line, and the resources he has available in the transfer market, mean the transition from prospect to first team player is more difficult now than it has been for some time at Liverpool. Like Kent last term, all Ojo can do is maximise his opportunity under Gerrard’s guidance as Rangers bid for domestic silverware.

Ojo has been talked about as a talent since he was catching the eye as a 14-year-old with MK Dons and the move to Rangers will give him perhaps the perfect platform upon which to showcase himself.

Liverpool may never reap the rewards, on the park at least, of the time Kent and Ojo spend at Rangers. Gerrard already has done, and now he looks like doing so once again.