Liver­pool’s Ibe hop­ing to flour­ish un­der Klopp

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LON­DON: Liver­pool’s teenage winger Jor­dan Ibe be­lieves he can flour­ish and be­come a world-class per­former un­der the guid­ance of new man­ager Juer­gen Klopp. Ibe scored his first goal for the Premier League club in last week’s 1-0 Europa League win over Ru­bin Kazan and is en­cour­aged by Klopp’s track record of nur­tur­ing young tal­ent. Klopp, who twice led Borus­sia Dort­mund to the Bun­desliga ti­tle and also to the fi­nal of the Cham­pi­ons League, honed the tal­ents of play­ers such as Robert Le­wandowski, Mario Goetze and Marco Reus. “He ob­vi­ously did a great job at Borus­sia Dort­mund. The fact that the young play­ers he brought in were a big part of the suc­cess is very en­cour­ag­ing for guys like me,” Ibe told the club’s web­site (www.liv­er­poolfc.com). “Of course, those young­sters at Dort­mund didn’t just be­come a lit­tle bit bet­ter ei­ther-some of them, like Robert Le­wandowski, have be­come play­ers who are op­er­at­ing at the high­est level in the Cham­pi­ons League. “Hope­fully he can help me and some of the lads here do the same. I’m hop­ing my at­tributes-pace and strength and be­ing able to go past peo­ple-will suit the way he wants to play and I can get some op­por­tu­ni­ties,” the 19year-old added. — Reuters

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