Rodgers excited about highly-rated ace as he tips lad to make big impact at Liverpool

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted with progress of Jordon Ibe.

The teen shone in Liverpool’s friendly win over Brondby.

And Rodgers is now tipping the young lad to make a real impact at the club.

Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com: “It’s going to be interesting for me to look at his development over pre-season. You saw tonight that he’s a really exciting young player. He’s still only 18 years of age.

“He had a wonderful piece of skill and run for the goal, a good assist. That’s something that we’re looking to improve in Jordon – to score more goals and assists.

“He’s disappointed with his first touch when he was through on goal. He’s an exciting talent who is very good in the one-v-one and works very hard at his game.

“We give him time; I don’t necessarily need young players to be ready at 17 or 18, but certainly by 20 or 21, we want them to be ready.

“He’s a different type of player [to Raheem Sterling], but certainly both players like to beat people and commit defenders. They are very aggressive with the ball. It’s just looking at the next stage of his development so hopefully he can consistently do that.”

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