Raheem Sterling’s infamous interview with the BBC earlier this year caused shockwaves through Anfield and has cast a major doubt over the player’s future at Liverpool.
The England international admitted that he turned down a substantial contract from the Reds, while also labelled Arsenal’s reported interest in him as flattering.
As such, the latest comments from fellow home-grown talent Jordon Ibe will come as music to the ears of the Merseyside faithful.
With Sterling’s agents believed to be the real perpetrators behind the attacker’s interview, Ibe has stated that he is happy to let his parents represent him.
With the 19-year-old seemingly set for a new deal at Anfield, the teenager has stated that he does not want to have an agent anytime soon.
“I don’t believe in that,” Ibe told The Telegraph.
“I don’t really see the need for one, to be fair. My parents are doing the same job. And my family will always be number one to me.
“My concern was just playing football and if I needed help deciding contracts off the pitch, then I would always go to my parents.
“So, hopefully everything will just get sorted by the end of the season. I just think my parents can do the job.
“It’s just my opinion. I don’t see what they can do that my parents can’t. They’re family – they will give me the advice and, obviously, I have the final decision.”
Ibe has impressed since being recalled to the Liverpool first-team earlier this year, with Brendan Rodgers cutting the youngster’s loan stint at Derby short.
The teenager is expected to play an important role in the Merseyside club’s hopes of finishing in the top four next season, with the prodigious talent showing the versatility to play in a number of different positions for the Premier League side.