Sheyi Ojo admits he wants to emulate Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe at Liverpool

Jordon Ibe

Liverpool teenager Sheyi Ojo has admitted he wants to emulate Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe.

Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo has told the Daily Mirror that he wants to replicate the success of Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe at Anfield.

Ojo, 17, came through the ranks at Milton Keynes Dons, before Liverpool paid £2m to lure him away from Karl Robinson's men in 2011 according to the Mirror.

To spend so much money a player who was just 14 at the time shows just how highly Ojo is rated on Merseyside, and he's now been sent out on loan to Wigan Athletic to gain experience.

Ojo has impressed for Malky Mackay's side, and won the man of the match award on his debut against Bournemouth - despite only coming off the bench in the 59th minute.

The England Under-18 international has show his pace and dribbling ability in his eight games for Wigan so far, and it's little surprise to see him earn comparisons to other Liverpool prospects Sterling and Ibe.

It's easy to see the similarities; both Sterling and Ibe joined Liverpool at just 15 and 16 respectively, play in the same position as Ojo and share similar skillsets.

Now, Ojo has told the Daily Mirror that seeing the duo in Brendan Rodgers' first team is a boost, and he wants to follow them in the coming years.

"Them being in the first team gives me good hope that it could be me if I do well," said Ojo. "Hopefully I can make the most of being on loan and when I am back at Liverpool I’m an improved player ready to be involved with the first team," he added.

For now, Ojo needs to keep impressing on loan at Wigan - and with the Latics mounting a great escape bid at the foot of the Championship, Ojo could be part of something special before the end of the season.

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