Jordon Ibe hopes for continued progress under Jurgen Klopp

Jordon Ibe

The Liverpool winger has, however, lamented the departure of Brendan Rodgers, given his importance to Ibe's fledgling career.

Speaking to thefa.com, Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has admitted that he is looking forward to getting to work under Jurgen Klopp's tutelage.

The forward is currently away on international duty with the England U21’s, meaning that he has not been around Anfield as the events of last week unfolded.

Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as Reds boss last week, with the Liverpool hierarchy deciding that a change of manager was necessary following a slow start to the Premier league season.

The German boss has a rich history of developing young talent, with Mario Gotze chief among them, and Ibe admits that he is  eager to continuing improving under his new coach.

"I can’t wait to get back and start working with him now,” Ibe told thefa.com.

"I can only try and get better with the help he’s hopefully going to provide for me, and there’s a lot of other young players, so working around him should be great and also for the senior players in the squad.”

While he is excited about getting to work with the former Borussia Dortmund manager, the young winger has lamented the sacking of Rodgers.

During his time at Anfield, Rodgers tried to blood several youngsters into his first team, with Raheem Sterling leading the way, while Ibe and Joe Gomez have impressed in more recent times.

And Ibe says the Northern Irishman was an important part of his career, as he gave him his big break, but acknowledges that this is the nature of football and has wished his former manager all the best for the future.

"It’s a shame [about Rodgers], because he was an important man in my career,” he added.

"But that’s how football is. There’s no promises in football and I wish him all the best for the future. I now need to focus and work under the new manager, he’s got good experience and did some great stuff with Borussia Dortmund."

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