Ryan Kent has revealed a sit-down with manager Steven Gerrard this season has helped add goals and assists to his game.

The tricky winger admitted that as a younger player his main focus - and desire - was to beat players with his skill and pace rather than scoring goals.

But, speaking to Sky Sports' Kris Boyd ahead of this afternoon's derby, he explained that Gerrard changed his mindset and told exactly why it was so important to add numbers to his own individual game as well as laying it on a plate for his teammates after beating opponents.

"I probably didn't understand the importance of having numbers in my game," he said. "I used to get more satisfaction out of going past two or three players on a football field rather than scoring goals. It's only really sitting down with the gaffer to understand the importance of adding numbers to my game, where goals and assists will take me in my career.

"Different players require different things out of games but he (Gerrard) seen everything in football and played at the very highest level, so he knows what it takes to get there. He wants the best for me from my career and understands the importance of goals, numbers and assists and that's helped me get to this stage this season and help the team."

Gers have completely dominated their rivals and today's opponents, Celtic, this season and are yet to suffer defeat in the Scottish Premiership from 35 fixtures. This term has seen a significant change in dominant force with the Light Blues laying claim to that title.

For Kent it has been all about believing in themselves. Asked what has sparked the shift in power, Kent said: "Probably belief in our own ability. I think Europe has helped this season to make us believe in our own ability and probably understanding the importance of this year especially, to try and treat every game like it's the biggest in our career."

Playmaker Kent, 24, has recently been linked with a move out of Ibrox with Leeds Utd boss Marcelo Bielsa keeping a close eye on his situation.

But while he admits he's flattered to be linked with top clubs in the Premier League down south, his focus is on Rangers and how he can help them continue to be Scottish football's top team.

"It's nice to be linked with other football clubs, the big clubs," he admitted. "But you've got to understand the duty of where you're at and as long as I'm at Rangers I'll always give 100 percent to the club. I love this place and it's done so much for me. As long as I am here my mind is solely focused on Rangers.

"Is the Champions League a motivation? Massive. It's the biggest stage in club football and to be able to test yourself against the best players and teams in the world would be quite special."