Dramatic change in policy at Ibrox for at least 4 players

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 29, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
One the manager won't sell. Not a chance... (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

While talking about Anderlecht’s interest in Glen Kamara, his potential new contract and his refusal to sell the Finn, Steven Gerrard also let slip that while the 24-year old has joined James Tavernier as an ‘untouchable’ that he won’t sell, there are plenty of players in the squad he doesn’t feel that strongly about and ‘if the right offer arises’ sales are still possible.

Tavernier, Kamara and Ryan Kent are clearly certainly part of the ‘unsellable’ group, which almost definitely includes Gerrard’s favourite CB Connor Goldson, but who the players that he doesn’t consider this critical are is a matter of educated guesswork.

There’s little doubt Alfredo Morelos is among them, and if the right buyer and the right price surfaces, he’s one who would move on. And we wonder similarly about Borna Barisic – Gerrard didn’t speak this strongly in January when the Croat was under intense speculation particularly from Roma. So again, if the right offer surfaced, he’d be vulnerable, we suspect.

But the rest are anyone’s guess.

As Gerrard has said many times, ‘every player has his price’, and he has to be realistic about money talking. Of course, thanks to recent language he appears to be tightening that up and taking certain players 100% out of that category, making the likes of Kamara and Kent unsellable except for absolutely crazy money.

But it is clear there are still a lot of players in the squad he doesn’t see as indispensable like he does his elite choices, and if the right bid is made for any of them, there’s a decision to make.