Liverpool manager Klopp hails ‘big talent’ Ibe after Rubin Kazan winner

Jordon Ibe

The Reds boss says the the young forward still has a lot to learn despite an impressive performance in midweek.

According to the club’s official website, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for young star Jordon Ibe following Thursday night's win over Rubin Kazan.

The young winger was handed a starting place by his new manager for the tricky Europa League tie in Russia on Thursday, as the Reds sought to earn their first three points in the competition this season.

He fully his justified selection, as he put in a highly impressive performance on the evening, scoring the only goal of the game to secure a tight 1-0 victory for his side.

And Klopp was keen to praise the young star, saying he is a big talent and has a good base to develop from.

"He is a very good lad, a very skilled player and a really big talent - he is fast, strong, good at dribbling. He has a lot to learn, but has a really good base," Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.

"He feels good at the moment and we could see it tonight. Like everyone, he has to work hard - he is very young and has a long way to go. He has to learn and if he is prepared to listen, everything will be good."

With Ibe starting to impress for the Reds under Klopp, there will naturally be comparisons to departed star Raheem Sterling.

When Ibe first emerged under former manager Brendan Rodgers, there was plenty of hype about his potential, with many suggesting he had the potential to become even better than Sterling in future.

There is still a long way to go to determine that but the youngster will be boosted now that he is working under a manager with a proven track record of developing young talent.

Liverpool fans will be hoping Ibe is the latest to flourish under the German's tutelage.

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