Mark Lawrenson speaks highly of Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe

Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe seems to have impressed Mark Lawrenson.

Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Radio 5 live that Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe is developing faster than expected.

The former Liverpool defender made the comments during the RedsPremier League clash against Stoke City away from home on Sunday afternoon.

Ibe started the encounter at the Britannia Stadium and played for 78 minutes, helping the Reds win it 1-0.

Lawrenson was following the Premier League game, and he was raving about the young winger.

“Jordon Ibe is a very good player,” Lawrenson told BBC Radio 5 live. “Despite his lack of experience he's very mature.

“Ibe's a player who's really been exciting the Liverpool coaching staff - he's way ahead in his development."

The 19-year-old winger established himself in Brendan Rodgers’s side in the second half of last season following his return from a loan spell at Championship club Derby County.

The teenager did not score a goal in 12 Premier League appearances for the Reds, but he created six chances and had a pass accuracy of 87%.

Ibe’s performances on the wing have been truly brilliant, and there is yet more to come from the England Under-20 international attacker.

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