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Klopp has accepted a bid for Ibe.

Liverpool accept £15 million bid from Bournemouth for Jordon Ibe

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Jurgen Klopp has been at Liverpool for almost nine months now, meaning he’s been able to fully access his squad.

The German should know by now exactly who he wants and those that he will be keen to sell this summer. One of those players that he’s willing to offload appears to be Jordon Ibe.

That's because there are plenty of reports suggesting the Reds have accepted a £15 million bid from Bournemouth for the 20-year-old. Eddie Howe is believed to be a big fan of the winger and the young manager feels he can help Ibe fulfil his potential on the South Coast.

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The Mirror’s David Anderson was the first to make the claim, which has been backed-up by the Liverpool Echo, as well numerous other news outlets.

Ibe was on the periphery of the first-team last season but made an impressive 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals. But, towards the end of the season, it seemed as though Klopp favoured fellow winger Sheyi Ojo who - despite only just turning 19 - showed arguably more promise than Ibe.

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Ibe was signed from Wycombe as a 16-year-old in January 2012 before spending spells at Birmingham and Derby on-loan. He came to prominence at Anfield following the departure of Raheem Sterling and he was tipped to fill the void left behind.

Brendan Rodgers showed regular faith in the youngster while Klopp also used him sparingly this season. But, despite signing a five-year deal just over a year ago, it seems Ibe could be on his way out of Merseyside.

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The majority of Liverpool fans on Twitter were delighted after reading the reports that they are about to get a hefty fee for a bit-part player. Here is some of the best reaction:

However, there are some Kopites that feel selling a 20-year-old that has already shown promise in the first-team could be a big mistake:

Although Klopp has already moved to secure the signings of Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Marko Grujic and Sadio Mane, it seems there is more talk about departures than signings at the club at the moment.

Christian Benteke has been linked with a big money to Crystal Palace, Martin Skrtel appears to be finally on his way out, while there continues to be doubts over the futures of Joe Allen, Luis Alberto and Lucas Leiva.

But selling these squad players will raise more funds for the German boss to spend as he assembles his team ahead of his first full season in charge.

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