Liverpool starlet nets hat-trick on international duty

Jordon Ibe

Jordon Ibe was on top form for England under-19s yesterday. Can he have a breakthrough 2014-15?

This season has been truly superb from Liverpool, and despite the fact they cam up short in the race for the Premier League title they can obviously hold their heads up high over their 2013-14 campaign.

Next season however they have much to look forward to. A renewed surge toward the title is expected whilst a Champions League campaign is always relished by the Liverpool faithful.

To compete on both a domestic and European front next term the club will have to bring in new blood as well as utilise young players who have perhaps not yet been used often in the first-team.

One such player would have to be Jordon Ibe. The 18-year-old was snapped up from Wycombe Wanderers in 2011 and has played in the Premier League, impressing on the final day of last season against QPR in 2012-13.

He finished last term by helping Birmingham City survive relegation from the Championship to League One and will be hoping to have a bigger impact at Liverpool next season.

Judging by his performance for England under-19s yesterday it is fair to say he has a chance.

He was the star of the show as England thrashed Montenegro 6-0 at the Banks' Stadium in Walsall - bagging a hat-trick in the tie.

Goals from captain Lewis Baker, Southampton striker Sam Gallagher and Aston Villa starlet Callum Robinson sealed the rout - but Ibe was undoubtedly the star performer.

After the game Ibe told TheFA.com:

“To get a hat-trick makes it even more special. It was a great feeling and I feel really good to be going back to St. George’s Park with the match ball.”

Perhaps he can be next season's Raheem Sterling breakout player and shine in the Premier League.

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