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James Crawley


Posted Friday, March 2nd 2018

WellRed meets: Ryan Kent

Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent is embarking on the fourth loan spell of his fledgling career.

The tricky winger sits down with WellRed to discuss his hopes for the rest of the season at Ashton Gate, his attributes on the pitch and what it was like facing some of the best defenders in the world whilst in Germany.

How are you finding life in a new city, and a new club?

"I’m enjoying myself. I’ve found it really easy to settle here. Everyone has warmed to me and I’ve appreciated that the club has made it really easy for me to find my feet.

"I’ve not explored the city a great deal as yet but I’m looking forward to experiencing it before the end of the season.

With Freiburg, you played against one of the best teams in the world this season, Bayern Munich back in October!

"That was my first Bundesliga start. I played as a number nine in that game against Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels – two of the best centre-backs in the world, so that was a great experience. I played about an hour in that game  but the result wasn’t great because we lost 5-0!

Your pace and trickery is fantastic to watch. Would you say those are your main strengths?

"Yes, those are my main attributes because I am a direct player. I use my pace to get at and go beyond players; it causes problems and it’s only a matter of time before I start adding goals to my game.

"I’ve been getting into good positions, created good chances but I’ve not always delivered the right execution. I think it will come though and once the first goal rolls in, there will be more and more.

Steven Gerrard is of course a Liverpool legend. What has it been like to learn from him?

"Well I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside him in training. He has this presence and aura about him, where every time you walk up to the training ground I would look at him in awe. He had a presence that no other player had. He was a great player as well and is doing a good job with the younger players now.

With Under-18 and Under-20 experience with the English national team, is it your dream to be called up for the England first team?

"Yes I think that’s the ultimate aim for any footballer. It’s a dream to play for your country and to represent them on the highest stage. That would be a dream come true for me."


This is a preview of the full interview inside Saturday's WellRed programme (v Sheffield Wednesday), available to buy around Ashton Gate for only £3.

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