Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe has revealed to the club’s official website the important advice he has been getting from manager Brendan Rodgers.
Ibe has been an important player for Liverpool since his recall from a loan spell at Derby County in the January transfer.
Despite his injury problems, the winger has been able to make eight appearances in the Premier League, creating three chances in the process.
At 19, the England Under-20 international has a lot to learn, and he has stated an important piece of advice he has been given by Rodgers.
"He's told me at times, 'Don't back down from going at a player’,” Ibe told Liverpool’s official website. “If there's 10 opportunities to go at a player and I lose it nine times, he said the 10th time hopefully I'll go past the player.
"It gives me the confidence and freedom when I'm in the final third to express myself and try to do something positive - get a goal or whip it in for someone to score.”
Ibe is a talented young player who is adventurous on the pitch, and it seems that Rodgers does not want to change his nature.
While asking a youngster to run at defenders could be risky as he could lose the ball easily, it appears that Rodgers is more concerned with allowing the teenager to develop his natural game.
This shows just how a good a manager the Northern Irishman is, especially when it comes to developing young and talented players.