Dominic Solanke has been told by his Anfield team-mate Ovie Ejaria to leave Liverpool for Rangers in the January transfer window.
Solanke has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool since his move from Chelsea during the summer of 2017.
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Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke has been told he would benefit from a move to the Championship. Solanke has yet to make a Premier League start for the Reds following his summer transfer from Chelsea. Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce believes Solanke's situation underlines why Premier League clubs should link up with those from the lower leagues. “We need the larger clubs to have associations with the smaller ones,” said Bruce. “Feeder clubs? Yes. The general consensus is that the Under-23s isn't quite working. "If you play when you are 18 and you are successful, you need the next step. At the moment, we've got the ludicrous situation of Solanke playing for England when he's hardly had a game with Liverpool. That can't be right. “We have young players all over the country doing well – but not playing. Surely any young, talented player would prefer turning out for the likes of Forest Green, Bury, Oldham Athletic – you're better playing there for three months and learning your trade than in the Under-23s. I think something like a draft system could work. Loans definitely benefit parent clubs.” #LFC #YNWA #DominicSolanke #Solanke #Liverpool #LiverpoolFC #WeAreLiverpool #LFCFamily #Anfield #TheReds #PremierLeague #TransferWindow #AstoVilla #AVFC
According to reports, the 21-year-old could leave the Reds for a loan move in the second half of the campaign.
And Ejaria, who is also enjoying a loan spell at Rangers under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, has urged Solanke to join him in Glasgow.
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Dominic Solanke is not flustered about his lack of game time at Liverpool and has confidence in Jurgen Klopp's path for his development. "Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through," said Solanke. You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season. I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them. All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me. From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly. Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will. It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country. Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight. But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes." #LFC #YNWA #Solanke #DominicSolanke #Liverpool #LiverpoolFC #WeAreLiverpool #LFCFamily #Anfield #TheReds #PremierLeague #TheRedPost
“Rangers are a very good club and I’ve enjoyed my time here so far,” Ejaria said.
“If I was to speak to Dom about it, I would only have good things to say about Rangers.”
“Dom is a very good player. I’ve known him for a very long time. He’s another goalscorer. He scores a lot of goals, so if he was to come to Rangers in January, it would be a very good addition to the squad.”
“It would also increase the strength in depth in the squad and he would be a very good addition. And don’t forget Kyle Lafferty, who is another top striker.”
Solanke, who made 27 appearances last season for Jurgen Klopp side, is yet to register at least a minute with the first team this season.