Rangers still working on Liverpool’s Owen Beck

Rangers still working on Liverpool’s Owen Beck
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 are unlikely(ish) to get Liverpool’s Owen Beck on loan, simply because the Anfield side will not be sending him back out to sit on anyone’s bench.

With both Rangers and Old Firm rivals Celtic interested in taking the left back, who has shone at Dundee this season, on loans, Jurgen Klopp’s men are only interested in sending him on a loan which will aid his development.

IE: he’ll play.

At this precise moment, Rangers cannot promise that, with Borna Barisic and Ridvan Yilmaz at present being first choices, and even if/when Ridvan moves on, we’re not sure Beck would get a tonne of minutes ahead of the Croat, who is likely to be completely restored to first pick once totally fit and if the Turk moves.

But nevertheless Rangers are said to be working on it. If it’s possible, it might even be preferable to sign him permanently given his market value at the moment isn’t sky high and Liverpool aren’t putting him into their first team any time soon.

But as far as a loan goes, there’s also another problem:

If Beck plays for Liverpool even as a sub for one minute before the end of January, he will not be able to go anywhere else on loan aside back to Dundee, because you cannot play for more than two clubs in a season.

So Liverpool would be doing him a disservice by selecting him at all this month, given his immediate future isn’t looking like it’s red, and a second loan at Dundee is a bit pointless given they recalled him.

As for Rangers, definitely interested.

We’ll see if something can get done before this window ends.

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