Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes youngster Jordon Ibe is different to most of his other players at Anfield.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, the revered coach has also admitted that he has spoken to some of his players, including Ibe, on the training pitch.
The talented youngster, 19, has come to prominence on Merseyside recently, scoring his first goal for the club in Thursday's Europa League victory in Russia against Rubin Kazan.
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And Klopp certainly recognises Ibe as a unique talent, claiming that the wide-man is a 'very skilled guy'.
The German coach told reporters: “Until now, I didn’t speak to all the players one on one because I don’t have time.
Training ground conversation
“But I have spoken to some of them, yes. Jordon was one of them, for sure. But it was not in my office.
“We don’t have the time. It was on the (training) pitch. There we can talk. You know Jordon is a very skilled guy. He is not too bad!
“It’s not my work that he is the player he is in this moment. But he needs our help and we need him. That is the truth.
“With his speed, he is very different to most of the players I know. Now he has scored a fantastic goal. This is all really new for him. It’s cool. He is a young lad.”
Ibe certainly has the talent to become a leading player at the club over the coming years. Still a teenager, there's no reason why he won't go from strength-to-strength under the guidance of Klopp.
The experienced German coach will no doubt handle him correctly, too. Despite the youngster's rising status in the game, don't expect him to play week in, week out just yet. Of course, Ibe will have a role to play this term, but he still has a great deal to learn in pursuit of success in the game.
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