Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he has not fallen out with youngster Jordon Ibe.
Speaking after his side secured a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday, the Reds chief dismissed claims that the midfielder has 'some problems' with him.
Ibe played 77 minutes and created the Reds' opening goal of the game as his cross found the head of striker Daniel Sturridge. Before the clash at the Vitality Stadium, however, Ibe had seen his opportunities on Merseyside limited.
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The 20-year-old had only played 55 minutes of Premier League since the start of February, which led to reports claiming that he had fallen out with German coach Klopp. In fact, after he was left out of the match-day squad to face Stoke City last week, it was documented that he had removed any reference of Liverpool from his social media accounts.
But it appears that Ibe's relationship with Klopp isn't so bad. Following his impressive stint on Sunday, the former Borussia Dortmund boss suggested that the youngster is a 'big, big talent'.
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"I heard from somewhere that Jordon has some problems with me or something?" the German manager said, as per Goal.com.
"Only a few young players can come up, and sometimes they are in the squad, sometimes not.
"He's still a brilliant, big, big talent which is very good for English football.
"He did well today with the pass for the first goal, and the cross for the second. I was very happy."
In truth, the player's inclusion in the Liverpool side on Sunday came as a surprise. His actions on social media were truly bizarre, but perhaps he has had time to reflect.
It's clear for all to see that he has a great deal of talent, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will become successful. Klopp is a great man-manager and he's also ruthless in his approach.
By no means will he carry passengers and it's crucial that Ibe gets his head down and works hard in the pursuit of success. As the season approaches its latter stages, there should be more opportunities for the England Under-21 ace to prove his credentials.
Liverpool will still be hoping to finish as high as possible in the Premier League table, while they will also be hoping to claim Europa League silverware.
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