Liverpool youngster thriving off Klopp’s influence

Jordon Ibe
Jordon Ibe

Although the Klopp era at Liverpool is still in its early stages, there is a new sense of belief surrounding the Liverpool squad and supporters as the German’s influence spreads across Anfield.

As the former Borussia Dortmund boss still finds his bearing in the Premier League, it is obvious he is looking to mould Liverpool into his style of football.

Already the impact of fast free flowing attacking football as been visual under Klopp’s appointment as moulds Liverpool to a new style and selects players capable of doing so.

While the German has changed up the Liverpool game plan. He has also had a great influence over several players in his first team squad. Players such as Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno and more are prominent under Klopp than the previous Brendan Rodgers.

In particular, one player who has bloomed early in the Klopp era is youngster Jordon Ibe.

The 19-year-old has a fantastic preseason in which he took time off from holidays to work with Kenny Dalglish to improve his football as it looked like Ibe would fill the void left by Raheem Sterling.

Although, it wasn’t to be that easy for Ibe.

Under Rodger’s the youngster struggled for game time, and when selected, he tried to overplay causing silly mistakes and turnovers. Now, however, Ibe is booming with confidence as he develops under the talented German.

It has shown with the wingers ability to run at defenders and a new-found eye for goal that Ibe could be the next best thing in this Liverpool squad.

The 19-year-old had his efforts rewarded with scoring Liverpool’s winning goal in their Europa League match against Ruben Kazan.

Although, Crystal Palace handed Liverpool’s first defeat in the Klopp era in yesterday’s league match, Ibe again showed his ability as one of Liverpool’s more influential players in attack. It’s obvious to see that the youngster has found himself under Klopp.

In a recent interview with Liverpool TV, Ibe told of his positive experiences under Klopp and how he is helping him develop as a footballer.

“He’s a great manager, I’m delighted to be working with him, He’s showing me new things in training, and obviously training is different now, so I’m learning.

“Hopefully I can keep getting the experience I need, and he can develop me into a good player.”

Only time will tell if Ibe can develop into a world-class name under Klopp at Liverpool. But, if early signs are anything to go by, Ibe is well on his way to becoming an influential member of the Liverpool squad.

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