Mixed feelings have trailed the departure of 20 year-old Liverpool and England winger, Raheem Sterling, from the club. Fans, players and club alumni alike have all faulted the player’s recent attitude and eventual decision, and are looking to quickly get over the loss of their star man.
However, according to reports, the loss of Sterling would be forgotten sooner than expected. Club technical official John Aldridge, recently stated that Liverpool already have a ready-made replacement for Sterling in 19 year-old winger, Jordan Ibe.
Ibe, who can play both as a winger and as a full back, progressed through the youth ranks alongside Sterling. Pacy, skillful, strong in the air and on land, he made his English premier league debut in Liverpool colours last season as a teenager, and didn’t for a moment look out of place when called upon. Having being featured as a regular substitute in the 2014/2015 season, he would surely look to cement his place in the Liverpool first-team.
His immense potential and skill have not gone unnoticed, and would surely assuage the effects of the club’s loss of Sterling to Manchester City.