EXCLUSIVE: Jordon Ibe’s contract extension put on hold by Liverpool
Liverpool’s 19-year-old dynamic winger Jordon Ibe has been ruled out for up to 4 weeks due to knee ligament injury he suffered in Europa League exit against Besiktas.
Scans have confirmed that Liverpool will be without Ibe’s services for about a month or so as the club prepares to push on for the coveted top 4 spot this season.
The injury has come as a setback for Ibe, as he was due to receive a contract extension with the club. Liverpool for now have decided to put his contract negotiations on hold and allow the player to focus on recovering from the injury.
It has been fruitful few months of Jordon Ibe. After being called from his loan spell at Derby, Brendan Rodgers decided to play as a left wing-back and it has worked wonders for the player and the club.
Ibe has put on some fine displays against Everton, Besiktas, Tottenham and Southampton. Ibe’s speed, decisive runs and pin point crossing have caught the eye of many Liverpool fans and experts around the world.
Ibe has become one of the regulars in Brendan Rodgers’ side as the manager feels confident in playing the youngster in crucial games Backed by those brilliant games, Ibe has been called to represent England’s U-21 senior side later next month.
ESPN had earlier reported Ibe getting an improved contract for the progress he has shown since the New Year, but as it stand the player will have to recover from the knee ligament injury and prove his fitness and form once again to the club to get his reward in form of the new contract.
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