Jordon Ibe has admitted that Raheem Sterling’s exit could be good for his own Liverpool career as he’ll get more game time.
The Reds recently offloaded the 20-year-old starlet to Manchester City after a summer of rumours and controversy surrounding the England international.
Ibe, who is exactly one year younger than Sterling, is widely seen as the sold star’s natural successor, with the teenager’s playing style and positional status remarkably similar to that of the former QPR trainee.
And with direct competition now out of the equation, the Liverpool youngster has admitted that the greater prospect of first-team action could help with his career progression:
“Football is about chances,” he is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“Raheem is a great player but hopefully now I will get a chance to play and prove to the manager that I can play in the Premier League.”
Ibe broke into Brendan Rodgers’ plans over the winter period of last season when he was recalled to Anfield from a loan spell at Derby.
Although a wide attacker, the once Wycombe Wanderers youth star spent much of his time on the pitch at the back end of 2014/15 playing as a wing-back.