RYAN Kent, the on-loan Liverpool winger who helped Rangers record a 1-0 victory over Celtic on Saturday, has revealed he would like to make his move to Ibrox permanent.

Kent was, despite only playing 45 minutes of competitive football in two months due to a hamstring injury, outstanding in the Ladbrokes Premiership match against Brendan Rodgers’ side at the weekend.

He set up Ryan Jack for the only goal of the game in the first-half and was unlucky not to score for Steven Gerrard’s side himself after that in a match which his side dominated.

The 22-year-old, who has spent spells at Coventry City, Barnsley, Freiburg and Bristol in the last four seasons, is under contract at Anfield under 2022 and would cost in the region of £2 million to sign.

However, the former England Under-20 player has admitted he would be agreeable to moving to Glasgow if Liverpool and Rangers can decide on a fee.

Kent appreciates there is little chance of him forcing his way into Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are on top of the Premier League and bidding to win their first English title since 1990, in the near future.

Asked about the prospect of joining Rangers permanently, he said: “It’s something I’m considering. It’s a chat Rangers are going to have to have with Liverpool because I still have three years left on my contract there. So it’s a bit out of my hands.

“The honest answer is I don’t know what my future holds. That’s something Jurgen Klopp will have to answer.”

The narrow triumph put Gerrard’s men level on points with Rodgers’ charges, who still have a game in hand, at the top of the Premiership table entering the winter break.

Kent, who passed a late fitness test to take his place in the Rangers starting line-up on Saturday, admitted being on the winning side against Celtic had been one of his best experiences in football.

But he stressed that he and his team mates were determined to build on the triumph in the second half of the 2018/19 campaign and bid for their first Scottish title since 2011.

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it’s probably the biggest derby in the world,” he said. “It’s most definitely up there, so to be a part of a victorious team is an unbelievable feeling.

“It’s an incredible feeling to come away with three points from such a big game. The boys were excellent throughout and we have set ourselves up well for the second half of the season.

“You could see what it meant to the fans and to everyone associated with Rangers Football Club.

“To us, it’s just three points, but we have got ourselves back into a good position. So we are going to come back firing after the break and hopefully pick up where we have left off.

“There was a lot more riding on that game for club than just three points, I get that. To show everyone that we mean business. But it only puts us back level on points with Celtic.

“It’s up to us to carry on producing performances like that in the second half of the season. Everyone was buzzing in the dressing room afterwards but no-one is getting too carried away. It’s only the first half of the season."