Rodgers Has Big Plans For Jordon Ibe

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to see the development of starlet Jordon Ibe, who set up the Reds only goal in last Wednesday night's friendly.

Kristoffer Peterson, 19, scored the equalizer against Brondby early into the second half, but credit has to go to Ibe for his trickery down the left wing to assist the goal.

The 18-year-old winger assisted seven in all competitions last season, getting on the scoresheet three times, and Rodgers admits there's a lot more to come from the youngster.

"It's going to be interesting for me to look at his development over pre-season," Rodgers said.

"You saw on Wednesday night that he's a really exciting young player. He's still only 18 years of age.

"He had a wonderful piece of skill and run for the goal, a good assist. That's something that we're looking to improve in Jordon - to score more goals and Continue reading "Rodgers Has Big Plans For Jordon Ibe"

Rodgers Has Big Plans For Jordon Ibe

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to see the development of starlet Jordon Ibe, who set up the Reds only goal in last Wednesday night's friendly.

Kristoffer Peterson, 19, scored the equalizer against Brondby early into the second half, but credit has to go to Ibe for his trickery down the left wing to assist the goal.

The 18-year-old winger assisted seven in all competitions last season, getting on the scoresheet three times, and Rodgers admits there's a lot more to come from the youngster.

"It's going to be interesting for me to look at his development over pre-season," Rodgers said.

"You saw on Wednesday night that he's a really exciting young player. He's still only 18 years of age.

"He had a wonderful piece of skill and run for the goal, a good assist. That's something that we're looking to improve in Jordon - to score more goals and assists.

"He's disappointed with his first touch when he was through on goal. He's an exciting talent who is very good in the one-v-one and works very hard at his game.

"We give him time; I don't necessarily need young players to be ready at 17 or 18, but certainly by 20 or 21, we want them to be ready.

"He's a different type of player [to Raheem Sterling], but certainly both players like to beat people and commit defenders. They are very aggressive with the ball. It's just looking at the next stage of his development so hopefully he can consistently do that."

Rodgers Has Big Plans For Jordon Ibe

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to see the development of starlet Jordon Ibe, who set up the Reds only goal in last Wednesday night's friendly.

Kristoffer Peterson, 19, scored the equalizer against Brondby early into the second half, but credit has to go to Ibe for his trickery down the left wing to assist the goal.

The 18-year-old winger assisted seven in all competitions last season, getting on the scoresheet three times, and Rodgers admits there's a lot more to come from the youngster.

"It's going to be interesting for me to look at his development over pre-season," Rodgers said.

"You saw on Wednesday night that he's a really exciting young player. He's still only 18 years of age.

"He had a wonderful piece of skill and run for the goal, a good assist. That's something that we're looking to improve in Jordon - to score more goals and Continue reading "Rodgers Has Big Plans For Jordon Ibe"

PSV Eindhoven Reach Agreement To Sell Zakaria Bakkali

PSV Eindhoven are aiming to sell starlet Zakaria Bakkali this summer and have accepted a bid from an unnamed club for the 18-year-old.

The highly-rated forward sees his contract at the Philips Stadion expire next summer, meaning he could well exit for a club of his choice in 2015.

PSV are keen to realize some value from the Belgian and have decided a sale in the current transfer window would be the best state of affairs.

And according to the Eindhovens Dagblad, PSV have accepted an offer for Bakkali from an unnamed club.

The name of the club has not been disclosed, but Liverpool are known to be seriously interested in Bakkali.

The ball is now in Bakkali's court to either accept or decline a move to the unnamed club, as PSV look to finally resolve the question of whether he is staying or going.

Bakkali made 16 appearances in the Eredivisie for PSV last term, scoring three goals, while he also featured in four Europa League games.

The 18-year-old has long been tipped for the top and even has a senior Belgium cap to his name.

PSV Eindhoven Reach Agreement To Sell Zakaria Bakkali

PSV Eindhoven are aiming to sell starlet Zakaria Bakkali this summer and have accepted a bid from an unnamed club for the 18-year-old.

The highly-rated forward sees his contract at the Philips Stadion expire next summer, meaning he could well exit for a club of his choice in 2015.

PSV are keen to realize some value from the Belgian and have decided a sale in the current transfer window would be the best state of affairs.

And according to the Eindhovens Dagblad, PSV have accepted an offer for Bakkali from an unnamed club.

The name of the club has not been disclosed, but Liverpool are known to be seriously interested in Bakkali.

The ball is now in Bakkali's court to either accept or decline a move to the unnamed club, as PSV look to finally resolve the question of whether he is staying or going.

Loic Remy Heading To America To Seal Liverpool Move

Loic Remy will complete his £8.5million Liverpool move in America this week.

The QPR striker is expected to join up with Liverpool on their pre-season tour.

Remy, 27, will fly into Boston later this week if everything goes to plan to officially become Brendan Rodgers' fifth summer signing.

The France forward is close to agreeing personal terms and neither parties can forsee any issues.

Remy will offer Rodgers another attacking option following Luis Suarez's £75m move to Barcelona.

It takes Rodgers' spending to over £60m already this summer.

Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic have already arrived to bolster their squad. But the Kop boss is not ready to stop there with at least three more names are expected to arrive.

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren is still on their radar and Liverpool are increasingly confident of agreeing a deal with the Saints.

Swansea left back Ben Davies is being chased as the Reds tussle it out with Tottenham for his signature.

Rodgers is also hoping to land a marquee signing to fill the void left by star striker Suarez.

Lovren Move To Liverpool Imminent After Southampton Accept £16m Bid

Dejan Lovren is set to join Liverpool from Southampton in the next 24 hours.

Reports earlier today suggested that the Saints were preparing to let Lovren leave as they lined up a bid for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.

But reports in Croatia suggest that a deal is now imminent and could be confirmed as soon as this evening.

It is thought that 25-year-old will now sign a four-deal at Anfield after the Reds agreed to fork over £16m for the former Lyon star.

Lovren has been agitating for a move after seeing some of the Saints top talent follow Mauricio Pochettino out the Saint Mary's exit door.

Earlier today Ronald Koeman told Fox Sport: "Ron [Vlaar] would definitely be an option.

"But I think he won't be cheap right now. Let's just wait and see.

"We just have to wait how it develops.

"For now, Dejan can still play with us. I don't want to lose him but, if he leaves he will only go for a top price."

But it seems that Liverpool have now met Southampton's demands and Lovren now looks set to join former Saints teammates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana on Merseyside.