Before his move to Liverpool, Ibe made his debut with Wycombe as a 15 year-old.
“It was scary!" he told the Daily Echo.
“Skinheads and whatnot. If there was a tackle coming or the centre-back was coming to head the ball, I'd move out of the way. The manager used to moan but I'd just say sorry and do it again! I saw some mad incidents and didn't want to get involved."
Reared in Borough in south London, Ibe learned to look after himself playing in caged all-weather pitches with his mates from a young age: “It was tough.
“Everyone was older than me but I felt that helped. Playing street football certainly helped me. We played 10-a-side and I started when I was about seven. It was much better for me when I was around 14 or 15.
“It was good and there were a lot of skilful players, a lot more skilful than me. I used to play every day with my friends."