The ex-Liverpool man has been in eye-catching form, but his boss has told him the best way to get his Three Lions chance is not to think about it
Now, though, rather than thinking of the Three Lions, Gerrard wants to see his charge focus on Sunday’s forthcoming Premiership match with Motherwell.
“I think Ryan should just continue to do what he’s doing, which is playing well and trying to find that consistency,” he told Sky Sports. “Keep trying to keep the numbers in his games in terms of assists and goals. Everything else will take care of itself.
“I don’t think Ryan Kent needs any England headlines right now. I’m sure Gareth is looking at all the talent up and down the country and around Europe, but Ryan Kent just needs to focus on Rangers and keep doing well.
“As a player in my younger days, that’s what I tried to do for Liverpool and then international recognition comes naturally if you’re performing well for your club.”
The performances of the 23-year-old have attracted a good deal of interest, with Leeds having an offer knocked back by the Ibrox side, who have reiterated that one of their star performers is simply not for sale.
“When you get these exciting players in this form it’s only natural that people are watching them from afar, but from our point of view he’s not for sale. We don’t want him to go and we want him to keep evolving here with us,” Gerrard said.
“He’s certainly improving and he’s evolving. He’s adding different dimensions to his game. He’s happy, he’s fit and he’s looking really sharp. We’re really enjoying Ryan’s form at the moment. He’s bringing some real highs into the team. He was fantastic again [against Willem]. He changed the game for us from an attacking point of view.”