Klopp impressed by Ibe impact

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described Jordon Ibe as a "big talent", but believes only hard work will help the winger reach his full potential.

The 19-year-old opened his account for the Reds on Thursday, scoring the only goal as they dispatched Rubin Kazan in the Europa League to earn the Merseysiders a first away win in Europe in almost three years.

And, speaking after the game, Klopp said: "He (Ibe) is a good lad and a big talent, a very skilled player," said Klopp. "He has a really good base and he feels good at this moment but he has to work on things and he has a lot to learn.

"If he is prepared for this then everything will be good."

Looking back over the match as a whole, Klopp said: "The first 80 minutes was really good. It was not easy to play because it was a fantastic atmosphere but the pitch is not in the same shape as the rest of the stadium.

"It was not easy with possession, we could have had more and we deserved our goal and then we have to learn to win. We had 1-0 and lost rhythm and opened the door for Rubin Kazan.

"They fought for their lives and it was great to see how much they want to win and now everything is fine."

Comments