Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with the impact that Jordon Ibe made during the win over Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The 19-year-old scored his first goal for the club with a sensational solo effort, which in turn secured a 1-0 victory which was Liverpool’s first win in Europe away from home in almost three years.
Although he has already shown signs of what he is capable of, Ibe has been unable to break into the first-team set up on a regular basis despite initially impressing under Brendan Rodgers before he was replaced by Klopp.
However, after playing a role in the build-up to Christian Benteke’s goal in the 3-1 win over Chelsea last weekend after coming off the bench, coupled with his goal in midweek, Klopp may well be tempted to hand the teenager more minutes and a bigger opportunity to impress.
The German tactician revealed that he was pleased with what he saw from his team in general in Russia on Thursday night, as reported by Sky Sports, despite being unable to make the result more comfortable having dominated possession for large periods.
Nevertheless, he has now overseen three consecutive wins as he remains unbeaten since taking charge of the club last month, and he continues to benefit from a deep squad while also integrating some of the players from the youth set-up too.
Liverpool host Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday knowing that a win could potentially move them closer to the likes of Tottenham and West Ham just outside the Champions League qualification spots.