Liverpool starlet Ibe looking to learn from Cristiano Ronaldo

The 17-year-old has impressed for the club’s youth teams this season but feels he needs to add more goals to his game, citing the Portuguese star as an example to follow

Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe says he has been watching videos of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to improve his goalscoring.

The 17-year-old winger moved to Anfield from Wycombe in December 2012 and has since gone on to earn his first senior call-up, making the bench for the club’s recent away trip to Southampton in March.

And, under the guidance of reserve team boss Alex Inglethorpe, the raw midfielder has confessed that he has been studying the Portuguese star’s natural game in an attempt to adjust his own accordingly in the hope of picking up a few new moves.

“Going forward, Alex Inglethorpe has helped me by showing me clips of Cristiano Ronaldo,” Ibe told the club’s official website.

“20 of Ronaldo’s goals last season were one-touch finishes at the back post. He’s been helping me to get within the frame of the goal and in the six-yard box.

“I haven’t scored a lot of goals this season, I have plenty of assists, but with what Alex is showing me I hope I can score a few more goals towards the end of the season.”

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