STEVEN GERRARD believes Ryan Kent’s next move must be made ‘very carefully’ as he looks to strike a deal for Liverpool winger.

Kent was last night cited by the Scottish FA following his altercation with Scott Brown during the Old Firm defeat and a hearing will be held on Thursday.

Gerrard hailed Kent’s overall derby performance as ‘outstanding’ as the 22-year-old showcased his talents again.

Gerrard said: “Liverpool and Ryan and his reps... I’ve made it very clear what I would like. Unfortunately, I don’t make the final decision on it.

“But credit to Ryan, after a couple of loans where he never played or reached his potential, he’s flying at the moment.

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“The players are loving having him here and playing with him. And Ryan’s having the time of his life. I think the next decision on Ryan’s future has to be made very carefully because, for me, football’s about happiness.Sometimes it’s difficult to find that.

“You have to be around the right people at the right place. So I will be interested to see what the next decision is on him. Unfortunately, I don’t make that.”