London - Ahead of what could potentially be his breakout
season, Nigerian-born Jordon Ibe has received the backing of his manager Brendan
Rodgers to do well and become one of Liverpool’s best players.
Rodgers, who is expected to feature the 19-year old more
prominently this season, following the departure of Raheem Sterling to
Manchester City, has described the winger as a top performer and has backed him
to succeed at the club.
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“He’s definitely a player that we want to really create into
a top-class performer, but we’ve got to give him that time and we are creating
the environment for him to do that,” Rodgers was quoted on Liverpool’s official
“You see how exciting he is, but he still has a lot of
potential and work to do. He’s one that certainly will feature heavily this
“We must not forget he is still only 19. He broke into the
team young and had some appearances. We felt he needed a loan, has gone out and
did really well.
“Then when he came back last season he was exceptional in
his performances. I think he really excites the supporters,” Rodgers added.
Ibe is eligible for both England and Nigeria but has
represented the English at youth levels and is expected to be the direct replacement
for Raheem Sterling.
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