‘Give Jordon Ibe a chance!’ – Murphy on out-of-favour Liverpool starlet

first_imgDanny Murphy has urged Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to hand starlet Jordon Ibe more of a starring role in a Reds shirt after he missed out on a starting spot against Manchester United.The 20-year-old has impressed since making his Premier League breakthrough under former boss Brendan Rodgers last season, yet has struggled to cement a regular place under new boss Klopp.Ibe has netted only three goals in 26 appearances this term – with his most recent the winner in their League Cup victory over Stoke – but it is his pace and ability at taking on opponents which has seen him hailed as one of the club’s most promising young talents.The speedster has started just eight games since the German coach’s arrival and was relegated to the bench for Sunday’s scrappy 1-0 home defeat to rivals United.And former midfielder Murphy believes Ibe deserves to be given more regular game time.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Anfield hero said: “Jordon Ibe is well thought of at the club and I think he could go on to be a really good player for Liverpool.“But he does need games.“Sometimes Ibe plays with a little bit of fear, fear that maybe he might not be picked next week if he doesn’t play well or makes a mistake.“He needs games to gain a bit of confidence, and when you play more often you get that confidence.“I thought he played really well last week [in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Arsenal], and I love his pace and his ability to go past people.“I was surprised he didn’t start against United, I really was. I’m not sure Jurgen Klopp knows his best 11 at the moment.”last_img

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