How good can Ibe be…?
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers lauded the performance of Jordon Ibe during yesterday’s Merseyside derby draw…
“We were just waiting to put Jordon in,” Rodgers told the post-match press conference. “We called him back because we felt now he can really contribute.
“He had a great spell on loan which is what you want for your young players, to get that experience. He had an outstanding manager in Steve McClaren and a really good time at a good club.
“It was the time to come back and feature, and he obviously would have played in some of the cup games if he was available.
“I had no qualms about putting him in and it was a brilliant performance by him. He was unfortunate not to have scored with his run and strike, and also he had one at the back post where if he arrives a fraction earlier he probably scores.
“He has wonderful temperament and technique, and is tactically very good for a kid coming into that system, having to get forward and then know when to tuck in as well. I was very pleased for him in the intensity of that game.”