Ibe posted a photo of himself and Rodgers, shaking hands on the pitch at Anfield, alongside the caption: “😔…”.
Rodgers was, of course, the man who handed Ibe his Liverpool debut and allowed him to cement a place in the Reds’ first-team squad. The teenager might be fearing his chances at Anfield will be limited following Fenway Sports Group’s decision to sack the Northern Irish coach on Sunday.
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Ibe, who has made eight appearances for Liverpool so far this season, is widely considered one of the best young players currently at Anfield.
There are similarities between Ibe and Raheem Sterling, who flourished at Anfield before leaving the club for Manchester City in the summer, and Rodgers’ successor will surely look to help the England Under-21 international fulfil his huge potential with the Reds.
Ibe should still get chances at Liverpool
It’s possible, though, that the next Liverpool manager will not have room in his first-choice line-up for Ibe.
This would subsequently leave question marks over the winger’s future at the club. A loan move to another Premier League club would be a possibility, but Ibe has already demonstrated that he’s capable of doing a job for Liverpool now.
If Liverpool can secure one of their top managerial targets, like Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti, Ibe can rest easily.
These are world-class coaches who believe in young players and work by the principle that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.
Ibe is certainly good enough - based on what we’ve seen over the past 12 months - but he can be forgiven for feeling disheartened by FSG’s decision to sack the man who gave him the chance he needed at Liverpool.
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