Brendan Rodgers looking to improve Jordon Ibe goal tally

Jordon Ibe

The youngster has revealed the manager has had him working on his shooting during pre-season.

Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe has revealed to the club’s official website that manager Brendan Rodgers has had him working on his shooting in pre-season.

The youngster has so far impressed for the Reds in their friendlies this summer, with the latest showing against a Malaysia XI side the best yet.

The forward scored a stunning equaliser for his side as he struck a powerful left footed effort past a stranded goalkeeper after his side had fallen behind.

Shooting is one area he is keen to improve on, with him revealing his boss has had him working on the area in training.

“I was pleased. I was lucky enough to cut inside and get a shot off and get a goal,” he told liverpoolfc.com.

"The gaffer's been working with me in training to make sure I have an end product and get a shot off.”

Premier League goals the most important

The youngster enjoyed 12 Premier League appearances for Liverpool during the second half of the campaign after he returned from a loan spell at Derby County and impressed.

With Raheem Sterling now having exited the club, there is an increased optimism that Ibe will replace him at Anfield, with it being hoped he can enjoy his breakthrough season next year and enjoy a similar rise to the England regular.

And while he is obviously targeting first team football, he says his number one aim is to get goals in the Premier League.

“In the front three, you need to have an end product so to get assists and goals is important,” he added.

“It's good to get them in pre-season, now I want to get them in the Premier League. The number one aim for me is to get goals when I get the chance.”

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