Liverpool U21 coach Inglethorpe delighted with Ibe progress

Liverpool U21 coach Alex Inglethorpe says positional flexibility is key in young player's development.

Inglethorpe says they've been able to use that approach to bring on Jordon Ibe.

He told liverpoolfc.com: "This year I played Jordon Ibe as a No.9, No.10, No.7 and No.11. I'm pretty sure he's going to be a front third of the pitch player, but in terms of development look at someone like Jamie Carragher.

"Jamie was plying his trade as a No.9 for England U15s and a bit further on he ended up as a holding midfield player, then a full-back, then centre-half. So you can be foolish if you just restrict a player to one part of the pitch because you never know.

"There are lots of examples in football where players change positions through their career or get a feeling for a different area and they excel. I'm sure Jordon Ibe is going to be a front third of the pitch player; where he's going to play, I'm not sure.

"But certainly if you give him more opportunity to learn different paths, I would have thought that would increase his chances of playing if he can cover two or three positions."

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