Liverpool's Jordon Ibe on the area of his game he needs to improve

Jordon Ibe

Ibe impressed during the second half of last season, and during pre-season.

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has said on the club's official website that he is not completely satisfied with where his game is at, despite impressing many fans and the Reds' coaching staff with his efforts so far.

Ibe was very impressive during the second half of last season after returning from a loan spell at Derby County early, and appears to have kicked on during pre-season. 

One part of his game that can certainly be worked on, and there seems to be some consensus on this point, is Ibe's end product - having yet to score his first competitive goal for the Reds.

He told the official Liverpool website: "I'm not completely satisfied because I need to keep working on a few things, like my end product - getting the ball and finding someone in the box and trying to add a few more goals to my game.

"I'm quite self-critical. I like to think about things after a game - things I could have improved on, like maybe having taken a shot on or something."

Given Liverpool's lack of firepower last season, there is an onus on all areas of the team to improve their goal return in order to give the side a fighting chance of returning to the Premier League's top four. Ibe showed he has the quality to find the net in pre-season with a wonderfully taken goal against a Malaysia XI side, but the 19-year-old will want to offer that kind of input on a more consistent basis - which is the big challenge he faces.

He also faces a battle to make it into the starting XI on a regular basis as there is plenty of competition for places from the likes of Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic - so there is a need for whoever gets the nod from Rodgers to deliver when they are given a role in the side. That should provide adequate incentive for Ibe to try and kick on this season.

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