Rangers’ pursuit of Liverpool man ‘over’ after Anfield decision

Rangers’ pursuit of Liverpool man ‘over’ after Anfield decision
Liverpool's Welsh defender Owen Beck jumps during a training session at their training ground in Liverpool, northwest England, on May 25, 2022, ahead of their UEFA Champions League final football match against Real Madrid on May 28. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers’ potential pursuit of Owen Beck is 100% over after red tape scuppered any move for the Liverpool left back.

The previously-on-loan Dundee LB shone in the SPL this season, which earned him a Liverpool recall, and a rejection from the Anfield side of Rangers’ offer to take him north on loan.

And Liverpool have now made the decision for Beck by bringing him on against Bournemouth on 83 minutes following an injury to Curtis Jones which means the LB cannot now go out on loan anywhere else aside Dundee.

That’s because of the two club rule – no football under UEFA rules can play for more than two clubs in a single season.

His cameo at the Vitality Stadium meant he can only be loaned back out to Dens Park, or be sold.

And with Jones’ injury, he may well be getting a chance at Anfield quicker than he expected.

But it 100% ends Rangers’ pursuit of him, not that we think there was much of one any more following what appeared a settling of the LB area at last, with Ridvan now full choice and even Turkish press backing off from that topic now.

Borna Barisic is still expected to be offered a new deal, but at the very least, Rangers appear settled for the rest of 23/24 with Ridvan and Barisic, and summer may see changes.

But we cannot see any chance Beck is coming to Rangers whatsoever, and he now appears to be in the frame at Liverpool.

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