Jordon Ibe eyes Liverpool spot after Brendan Rodgers’s encouragement

Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe is hoping to rack up more first-team minutes for the Reds in the coming season

Jordon Ibe is hoping to get more minutes and to score more goals for Liverpool in the Premier League next season.

The 18-year-old forward is one of the most highly-rated talents coming through at Anfield but made just two appearances in all competitions last term.

The manager’s message was just to take it into the new season. And especially to try to get more goals; working on my finishing is the most important thing

Jordon Ibe

Ibe was handed a start for Liverpool’s end-of-season friendly against Shamrock Rovers in Dublin, scooping the man-of-the-match award despite failing to score in the 4-0 win at The Aviva.

And the England Under-19 international, who has been likened to Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, wants to have more of an impact at the Merseyside outfit this term.

“For me personally, I’m trying to get into the first team and hopefully get minutes,” Ibe told Liverpool’s website. “I’ll try to do well in pre-season first and see how it goes.

“I’m still quite young, I’m only 18, so I need to stay grounded, watch the senior players in my position, keep working hard and hopefully I can do well this season.

“I thought I did well in the last game [against Shamrock] and other youngsters did well. It’s just about working hard in pre-season and most of all impressing in pre-season and on tour.

“The manager’s message was just to take it into the new season. And especially to try to get more goals; working on my finishing is the most important thing.”

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