Jordon Ibe: Why I was shocked after Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool forward Jordon Ibe admits it was a bit of a shock to hear the Reds had sacked Brendan Rodgers

Jordon Ibe has admitted that he was a bit shocked to hear that Liverpool had sacked Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irishman was issued with his marching order just hours after Liverpool played out a goalless draw with Everton in October’s Merseyside derby.

With it happening a few hours after the derby game there was no real chance to say a proper goodbye

Jordon Ibe

Ibe broke into the Liverpool first-team under Rodgers before he signed a new long-term Reds contract in the summer following an impressive second half of the season.

And the 19-year-old Liverpool startlet paid tribute to his former manager after Rodgers helped the England Under-21 international improve facets of his game.

“One of the biggest areas that he developed in my game was how I made forward runs. Before Brendan started working with me I probably wasn’t getting them exactly right,” Ibe told Liverpool Echo.

“The other thing was the freedom he gave me. As a young player that is great to have.

“It was a bit of a shock to hear he had gone. With it happening a few hours after the derby game there was no real chance to say a proper goodbye.”

Ibe scored his first Liverpool goal in a 1-0 victory over Rubin Kazan in the Europa League last Thursday.

The Liverpool forward has featured in six of Jurgen Klopp’s seven games in charge of the Merseyside outfit.

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However, the former Borussia Dortmund manager has only started the winger against Bournemouth, Rubin Kazan and Southampton.

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