Video: Jurgen Klopp got very excited about Liverpool's win last night
Published 06/11/2015 | 09:04
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the potential of goal scorer Jordon Ibe as his side recorded a 1-0 away win against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.
Ibe's first goal for the club in his 30th appearance was enough to give Liverpool a first away win in Europe for nearly three years, in a match the visitors dominated with a calm and controlling performance for which the 1-0 scoreline did not do justice.
After three successive 1-1 draws in the Europa League, their first win in nine European pool games gives them a much healthier outlook for Group B, where they now trail leaders Sion by only a point after their 1-1 stalemate with Bordeaux.
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Klopp has now recorded three wins on the bounce in different competitions - the Capital One Cup against Bournemouth and Premier League at Chelsea previously - and will hope they can carry that form into Sunday's visit of Crystal Palace.
“Jordon is a really good lad,” Klopp said. “He's a skilful player and a big talent....fast, strong, good at dribbling
“He has to learn so much but has a real good base. He feels good in this moment. You could see it in this match.
“Like everyone he has a long way to go. If he's prepared to listen then he will be very good.”
Klopp is clearly finding his feet at Liverpool, but he was keen to suggest this is still early days for his team.
“As in life, we have to learn everything. We have to learn to win. After 1-0 we lost a bit of rhythm. That opened the door a bit for them but we struck back. I am really satisfied with how we played.
“It's okay. The lads fought for their lives and that was great to see. You could see how much they wanted to win.
“We had our chances in the 1-1 draw at Anfield but tonight we played much better
“It's normal, we are four weeks together, more experience together.”