Is Jordon Ibe a future Liverpool star? He’s hoping to prove just that…
Teenage sensation Jordon Ibe is on a mission to make a big impression this summer, as he aims to start next season as a guaranteed starter in the Liverpool first-team.
The youngster’s rapid development has certainly been one of the biggest plus points so far this season, with only an injury picked up against Besiktas in a Europa League clash preventing him from further establishing himself.
Nonetheless, the 19-year-old has made a big statement during his eight appearances so far this season. His man of the match performance during the Merseyside derby immediately highlighted his potential and he’s not looked back since.
After successful loan spells as Birmingham City and Derby County, hopes were high that the England youth team international could be set to follow in the footsteps of Raheem Sterling into Brendan Rodgers’ side, and so it’s proved.
He’s now targeting the pre-season tour of Australia and Malaysia to prove that he deserves a long Liverpool career.
Speaking earlier this week he told our official website: “It’s really important to get into the gaffer’s mind of who could be in the starting XI for the first Premier League game, and just do well and keep your fitness up.
“I’m looking forward to it a lot. We went to Asia two years ago and it should be good to see the amazing fans. In America and Asia I’ve seen so many fans. I’ve experienced a lot being on tour with the first team, I enjoy it.
“When we got off the plane last time in Asia, I saw so many fans at the airport. We couldn’t even get on the bus to drive us to the hotel. I’m imagining it will be crazy again.
“It’s very important because we don’t really go to that side of the world a lot, so when we get the time to go and see fans and sign some autographs, it’s great for us and great for them to watch us play.”