JORDAN ROSSITER will leave Liverpool this summer with the young midfielder set to sign for Rangers.
The 19-year-old Academy graduate is out of contract at the end of the season and the Reds will receive just £250,000 in compensation.
Liverpool Echo reports: “Talks will take place over the coming days but Rossiter, who has been free to speak to non-English clubs since January 1, is understood to be keen on heading north of the border.
“Rangers’ head of recruitment Frank McParland, the former Liverpool Academy director, is a big admirer of the tough-tackling midfielder and provided a glowing endorsement to boss Mark Warburton.”
Leaving Anfield will be a huge wrench for Rossiter, who joined the Reds at the age of six.
He was touted as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the Academy prior to Brendan Rodgers handing him his debut in a League Cup tie against Middlesbrough in September 2014 at the age of 17.
However, with no new Liverpool contract on the table, the England Under-19s believes a move is necessary in order to further his career.
Rangers, who will be back in the Scottish Premiership next season, will be able to offer Rossiter first-team football, while there’s the added attraction of playing in front of 50,000 fans at Ibrox each week and possibly European football too – something he wouldn’t have been guaranteed had he moved elsewhere in England.
It looks a good move for Rossiter who clearly isn’t in Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s plans. The teenager has made just one appearance since the German took charge at Anfield – and that was something of a disaster as he pulled his hamstring in the Europa League match against FC Sion in December.