Jordon Ibe has controversially compared us with his new club, Bournemouth.
Ibe left for the south coast this summer in a £15 million move in a transfer which divided opinions at the time.
He’s now stoked some tensions by suggesting there is little difference between playing for Liverpool or Bournemouth because both sides are competing for the same honours.
“When you scale it up, Liverpool and Bournemouth are fighting for the same things,” claimed Ibe. (Echo)
“Not being in the Europa League and Champions League there would be limited chances to play so I thought it would be the best move to come here.
“Liverpool are not in the Europa League so would it really make a difference? And I would have more chances to play at Bournemouth than Liverpool so it doesn’t really matter.”
Ibe also said he was upset to see Brendan Rodgers sacked at Liverpool boss. The Northern Irishman lost his job last summer after a tepid start to the 2015/16 season.
“I was a bit upset when Brendan left,” he said. “It came as a shock.”
“The players didn’t find out through him, it just happened after one game and we had to move on from that.”
He did, however, offer a word of praise towards Klopp, despite being sold by the German:
“Klopp is another good manager and I enjoyed my time with him.”