Ibe hoping to become Liverpool's Lewandowski

The 19-year-old hopes that he can emulate the overwhelming success of the Bayern Munich star, who flourished under the management of the German at Borussia Dortmund
Liverpool attacker Jordon Ibe hopes working with Jurgen Klopp can help him emulate the success of Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.

Ibe has benefitted from the arrival of German manager Klopp at Anfield, the 19-year-old scoring the winner against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League last week.

Klopp forged a reputation for unearthing young talent during his successful spell at Borussia Dortmund, bringing through the likes of Lewandowski, who has gone on to become one of the most feared strikers in football.

Ibe is well aware of Klopp's track record with youngsters and says he wants to follow in the footsteps of the Poland international.


"He obviously did a great job at Borussia Dortmund," Ibe said.

"The fact that the young players he brought in were a big part of the success is very encouraging for guys like me.

"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."