Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp was all praise for youngster Jordon Ibe, whose goal got the Reds their first away-win in Europe in three years.
Incidentally, this was also Ibe’s first ever goal in a Liverpool FC shirt and the youngster will be looking to move forward after this effort to make himself a regular fixture in Klopp’s plans.
The 19-year-old was bought from Wycombe Wanderers in 2012, and has had intermittent loan spells at lower league clubs like Birmingham City and Derby County.
a Jordon is a really good lad,a Klopp was quoted as saying to Liverpool Echo. a He’s a skillful player and a big talent a fast, strong, good at dribbling. He has to learn so much but has a real good base. He feels good in this moment. You could see it in this match.
a Like everyone he has a long way to go. If he’s prepared to listen then he will be very good.a
Rubin Kazan manager takes pot-shot at Chelsea FC
The 1-0 loss to Liverpool FC left Rubin Kazan at the bottom of Group B, but that does not seem to have bothered their manager Valeriy Chaly.
The 57-year-old went on to praise his team for being brave against a strong Liverpool FC side, in spite of Kazan getting only 35 per cent possession and just two shots on target in the entire match.
“For [the players], ita s an experience,” Chaly was quoted saying to Liverpool Offside. “Liverpool are a good team and showed that against Chelseaa so, we are still better than Chelsea.”
This win leaves the Mersyeside club in the second spot in Group B, as they wait their next crucial match against third-placed Bordeaux. A win in this fixture would all but ensure the Reds a place in the knockout rounds.