Jordon Ibe showcased his dribbling prowess in the 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.
After a promising performance in his surprise start against Everton, Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe further underlined his potential on Tuesday night with another assured outing in the 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Retained in his right wing-back role from the weekend, the 19-year-old didn’t look at all fazed in front of the Anfield crowd, as he continuously went past Danny Rose to put balls into the box or take a crack on goal.
While his end product is still a bit lacking, it’s clear that the talented wide man has come a long way during his recent loan spell at Derby County, and that was underlined on the night in just how dominant he proved when taking on the Spurs defence with the ball.
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Showing confidence beyond his years with a match-leading six of seven dribbles completed, the teenager's involvement in the build up to Mario Balotelli's winner also saw assistant manager Colin Pascoe single him out for particular praise.
"Young Jordon Ibe was very calm on the night; he played well and slipped that ball into Adam," Pascoe told the club's official website.
"He showed a lot of composure with the ball and then Adam played a cross in to Mario to get the winner. As we talked about in the team meeting, we needed to win tonight, to get closer and edge closer."
Considering Tuesday was only Ibe's third Premier League start, the signs are certainly bright for the future, but the coming months will tell whether he can be another Raheem Sterling-type gem.
There are few signs of teething problems for now, though, with the England Under-20 international emerging at a crucial stage of the season for Brendan Rodgers with the fixtures starting to pile up.