Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has described the talent of Jordon Ibe as “frightening”.
The youngster impressed in their derby stalemate at Everton and Allen has come out and lavished praise on the young man.
“He is an incredible talent. I saw him as a 16/17-year-old a couple of years ago and I thought, ‘This guy has everything to go really far’,” Allen said on the Liverpool website.
“He came in and proved that and with that performance he will be staking a claim for the starting XI.
“His raw attributes – his pace and power – and his ability to beat people for pace with the ball is frightening at times.
“That, coupled with the hard work he puts in, combined with the experience he has had on loan and getting games, has helped him come back stronger.
“He always seems confident when he goes out to play. He is a great player to have in our squad.
“That is what this club have been building over the last three years.
“They are still all young players and that is what is great from our point of view.
“Imagine these players developing over the next few years and what they are capable of and it is a massive thing for Liverpool and we will reap the rewards of that.”