Liverpool's Jordon Ibe joins Premier League rivals Bournemouth - Twitter reacts

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After undergoing a medical yesterday, Bournemouth confirmed on Thursday that they had completed the £15 million signing of Liverpool's Jordon Ibe.

The 20-year-old, who graduated through the Reds' youth team has ended his association with the club, signing a four-year deal on the south coast with the Cherries, having only signed a new five-year deal at Anfield in May 2015.

However, he fell out of favour under German boss Jurgen Klopp, who took over from sacked former manager Brendan Rodgers in October last year.


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The winger, who the club had hoped would become the next Raheem Sterling, featured 27 times in the league for Liverpool last season, managing just a single goal and two assists.

And it had seemed for some time that Ibe was on his way out of the club that gave him his chance in the Premier League. Although, the fans are not too sure the club made the right decision in selling the winger, who has shown signs of promise at Anfield.

In fact, some of the Anfield faithful are seemingly worried that letting the Wycombe Wanderers man go might come back to haunt them. While others believe are relieved to see the Reds have negotiated a buy-back clause in Ibe's contract.

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Ibe certainly still has a fanbase in the north west of England, but now hopes to spur himself on to future success, although, his chances of silverware have diminished slightly, with a move to the Cherries.

Nonetheless, the 20-year-old will hope to have Klopp wishing he had never let him go, this time next year. But the youngster's priorities for now are to ensure he makes himself a key man for Bournemouth, and potentially work his way into a young and talented England team.

The winger managed a goal in almost every major competition during his Liverpool career, aside from the FA Cup, but managed just four in total last campaign. It is an area to his game that Ibe will seek to improve, with his undoubted attacking ability.

Klopp is well known developing players and helping them to reach their potential, but clearly the former Borussia Dortmund man didn't feel he could get out of Ibe what he needs in a squad that he is building to be able to compete in the Champions League, in the long run.

Liverpool fans certainly feel they have let a young and bright talent go, but what may be the Reds loss certainly looks likely to be Bournemouth's gain, as they look to, once again, maintain their Premier League status.

Will Jordon Ibe fulfil his potential with Bournemouth? Have your say in the comment box below.

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