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Liverpool ready to re-call loan star to save season

Liverpool are considering bringing in-form youngster Jordon Ibe back from his loan spell with Derby this month as they plot to keep their top four push on track.

The 19-year-old winger has long been tipped to be an Anfield success, but a lack of first-team opportunities led to a temporary switch to the Rams at the start of the campaign.

And the starlet has really shone for the Championship high-flyers, notching five goals in 22 appearances under Steve McClaren.

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His performances have caught Reds boss Brendan Rodgers’ attention, who has suggested that bringing the teenager back early to help keep the Merseysiders’ Champions League qualification hopes alive is an option:

“It is a loan to the end of season but we could bring him back if we need to because there is a review in January,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“We need to decide whether it is the right thing to bring him back or continue with the great development he’s getting at Derby at the moment. If we do bring him back it will be to contribute.

“I’ve seen Jordan in a lot of the games and he’s been outstanding. That’s the reason why we sent him out – we felt that getting that game experience would help him.

“In the game against Leeds on Tuesday, he was so exciting. You can see how he fits into our model and how we play.

“He’s doing very well. He’s 19 years of age and he’s going to be a great player for Liverpool in the future.”

Ibe joined Liverpool from Wycombe Wanderers and made his senior debut for the club under Rodgers in 2013.

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