Ibe wants Reds starting spot

Date published: Friday 24th July 2015 5:14

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The Reds fell behind after Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh netted the opener, but Ibe struck a powerful equaliser with his left-foot before the half-hour mark in their pre-season clash.

“I was pleased,” Ibe told LFC TV. “The gaffer’s been working with me in training to make sure I have an end product and get a shot off.

“I was lucky enough to cut inside and get a shot off and get a goal.”

Ibe made 12 Premier League appearances for Liverpool during the second half of last season, and has impressed so far on their pre-season tour.

The 19-year-old has been earmarked as a replacement for Raheem Sterling, but knows the arrival of Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke at Anfield means he will have to produce to claim a place in Brendan Rodgers’ side.

“In the front three, you need to have an end product so to get assists and goals is important.

“It’s good to get them in pre-season, now I want to get them in the Premier League.

“The number one aim for me is to get goals when I get the chance.”

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