Ovie Ejaria has pleaded with Jurgen Klopp to end his Ibrox hell.
The midfielder has become the fall guy for Sevco’s form slump since his appearance in the Betfred Cup semi-final defeat from Aberdeen.
Ejaria arrived to an Ibrox fanfare in the summer with some experts comparing him to Jordan Rossiter.
Gerrard’s special relationship was put on the test with expectations that the 21-year-old would return to Anfield ready to compete for a first team place.
The first public sign of trouble was when Ejaria was relegated to the substitutes bench for the home match with Villarreal after turning up late for training with the England youth cap left behind from the squad that flew to Vienna.
“Sitting here right now, it’s a concern we might lose Ovie,” Gerrard confessed to the Daily Record.
“I need to have an honest conversation and see where his head’s at and where he sees his future and I also plan to speak to Liverpool. At times Ovie has looked fantastic but I think his form has dipped slightly.
“He is a very quiet kid and doesn’t give you much so I might have to dig deep to try and find out what’s going on.
“He’s a young kid, living away from his family. There might be other stuff going on in his life I’m not aware of yet.
“The reality is he’s a Liverpool player and they have almost got to take charge of this. Yes, we’ve got a loan situation with Ovie but we wouldn’t keep a kid who was unhappy.
“I wouldn’t stand in any kid’s way whether he was signed with us or on loan. I want players here who are committed and want to help and want to play here.”
Fellow starlet Omar’s a Diq has already cut short his loan deal, returning to Roma despite agreeing a season long loan deal.