The Liverpool striker appeared to congratulate the 19-year-old on social media.
The injured forward messaged the teenager on social media, although it's difficult to interpret exactly what he was saying...
A number of Liverpool fans also took to Twitter to mock Sturridge and ask things like 'did you injure your fingers typing that?'
But the overall intent was clear. Sturridge was praising the 19-year-old and rightly so. Ibe scored the Reds' winner against Rubin Kazan and it was the kind of goal he scores at his best - a direct run at the opposition back four before slotting home from a reasonable distance.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has clearly taken a liking to Ibe, as was seen when he shouted 'Ibeeee' before running to hug the teenager after the 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan.
The youngster is doing what he did well last season again and he certainly looks like he can make an impact for the Anfield outfit under his German coach.
Next up for Liverpool is a Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. The players should want to win that very much indeed - for Palace have beaten the Reds 3-1 during both of their last two league meetings.