Liverpool got off to a flying start against Sion, with Adam Lallana shooting them 1-0 ahead in the fourth minute.
However, they were pegged back to 1-1 before the 20 minute mark, and the score stayed the same for the rest of the fixture, leaving the Reds with just two points from their opening two Europa League games.
The side that lined up for the Reds was one involving a number of first-team players. Adam Lallana was the goalscorer, whilst Brendan Rodgers also utilised players such as Nathaniel Clyne, Emre Can, Simon Mignolet and Joe Allen in the starting XI.
The performance was typical of this current Liverpool side, with a slow and turgid style of play doing little to threaten the other side, and although the Merseyside club dominated the game, they never truly threatened to pick up a victory.
One player who really struggled to perform was Jordon Ibe, who was used in an unnatural left wing-back position, despite his best skills being used in the attacking third.
Seen as the replacement for Raheem Sterling, Ibe ended last season in fine form, but has seen his performance levels drop off a cliff this term. He looks scared to take players on, and devoid of any confidence, whilst his first touch often sees him lose control of the ball.
Yesterday, Ibe completed two dribbles, was dispossessed an extremely high five times, whilst managing just one tackle and one key pass.
It is clear that he is struggling in Rodgers’ set-up, and Liverpool fans took to Twitter after the game to express their displeasure at the youngster’s performance.
Surely Jao Carlos Teixeira is a better player than Ibe at the moment. What happened to Common sense at #LFC —— micheal scott (@MichealFunky) October 2, 2015
Just woke & had a terrible dream that #LFC couldn’t beat a plip plop 3rd rate European team & we started Ibe as left wing back. Nightmare!— Liverpool FC (@LFCblogster) October 2, 2015
Love it or hate it but Ibe is nowhere near Sterling and I don't see it happening anytime soon #LFC— What A Hit Son (@anonymousLFCfan) October 2, 2015
So disappointed in the development of Jordan Ibe this season, was expecting much more from him #LFC— LFC1892 (@DublinRedGav) October 1, 2015
Origi hasn't had a good game yet. Ings seems to have lost his finishing touch. Allen is still Awful... Ibe looked horrid, needs a loan. #LFC— RED Brigade (@rickyfer1) October 1, 2015
Watching the #LFC game. He's not at fault for Sion's first goal, but Ibe has been really poor all season.— MandzukicHeader (@MandzukicHeader) October 1, 2015
Jordon Ibe playing left wing back. Give me strength. #LFC— RazMcDazLFC (@HershySquit) October 1, 2015
@lfc why the hell was markovic loaned!...Ibe should have been the one(no experience)— Ochuenwike Chukwudi (@ddmichael94) October 1, 2015
I don't know what's happened to Ibe, his confidence to beat a man has dissappeared, something that's key to his game #LFC— Jake Ross (@jakeyross) October 1, 2015