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Liverpool winger Ibe: I'm learning so much from Klopp

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe is keen to learn as much as possible from manager Jurgen Klopp as he introduces new ideas in training.

The 19-year-old scored his first goal for the club in the 1-0 Europa League win against Rubin Kazan in Russia having come back into the frame having fallen out of the picture under previous boss Brendan Rodgers.

Ibe is enjoying working with Klopp. Credit: PA

After the match Klopp said Ibe still had plenty of developing to do and the youngster is keen to benefit from the German's vast experience.

"He's a great manager, I'm delighted to be working with him," he told LFC TV. "He's showing me new things in training and obviously training is different now so I'm learning.

"Hopefully I can keep getting the experience I need and he can develop me into a good player.

"Everybody's doing well in training and we're just delighted as a group to be doing well now.

"Hopefully we can just keep winning games and make it a repetition now."

Klopp rules out Gerrard playing for Liverpool this season

Gerrard probably won't take a playing role at Anfield. Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will speak to Steven Gerrard about a role at the club when his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy expires but the conversation will not involve talk of playing.

The 35-year-old midfielder has another year to run on his deal with the Major League Soccer side but his potential return to train at the Reds' Melwood base during the off-season prompted suggestions he could once again wear the red shirt.

Klopp has dismissed any chance of that happening but will welcome back Gerrard with open arms.

"Stevie has a contract with LA Galaxy, he loves this club and he is a legend and when his contract has ended we can talk about different stuff," said the German.

"We will find for sure something for Stevie when he comes back and whatever he wants to do we will help him but not at this moment - we are in the middle of the season.

"Do you think he should play at this moment or next year. No? Why did you ask me?

"I spoke with Stevie; one phone call and a few messages and I told him 'When you are here of course you can come whenever you want, you can train with us if you think it is good for you'.

"Of course our doors are always open for him, that is clear. But nothing else."


Liverpool's Coutinho hoping Chelsea brace can kick-start his season

Philippe Coutinho hopes his performance against Chelsea can kick-start his season.

The Brazilian playmaker had been below his best prior to his two goals at Stamford Bridge on Saturday that set the Reds on the way to a 3-1 victory.

Coutinho scored a brace for Liverpool against Chelsea. Credit: PA

It gave Jurgen Klopp the first Premier League win of his tenure, and Coutinho hopes there is plenty more to come.

He told the Liverpool website: "For me, it was great. I wasn't playing so well and hadn't scored for a while, so I was glad to score again and help the team.

"I hope (it can be a turning point for me), I hope so. Sometimes when you play, things don't always go well, but I always work hard.

"I'm always looking to improve and I hope from now on I'll continue improving; not only me, but the team, which is the most important thing."

Klopp has final say on signings at Liverpool - says Ayre

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has insisted that new boss Jurgen Klopp will have the final say on any players that come into the club.

Jurgen Klopp will have the final say on any signings at Anfield. Credit: PA

There had been some reports that the much-maligned 'transfer committee' at Anfield will decide who the club will sign but Ayre has moved to state that German boss Klopp will have to give the green light to any new recruits.

“There’s only one person that has the final say over what players at Liverpool Football Club and that’s Jurgen Klopp right now," said Ayre whilst speaking at the Web Summit in Dublin.

"(Previous manager) Brendan (Rodgers) had the final say on all the players we signed."

“That’s always been the case for as long as I’ve been here. The words ‘transfer committee’ I think got used once and became this idea that we all sit round a table and have a vote on every player we sign. That couldn’t be further from the truth.”

“The point that has been made about the committee, and I don’t think we did anything any different to most football clubs, is that the manager will say we are looking for somebody in this position and a bunch of people – a mix of traditional scouts and more recently analytical and digital-based information – bring all of that together as was always the case.

“Then we look at two, three, four players, the best players for that position, show them to the manager and the manager can go watch or have the scouts go watch those players and narrow it down."

Liverpool legend Gerrard hints at retirement date

Gerrard joined LA Galaxy earlier this year. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has dropped his biggest hint yet that he may retire in 2016.

The LA Galaxy midfielder told reporters in Seattle: “It could be my last season as a footballer. I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year."

Galaxy were knocked out of the play-offs in Major League Soccer by Seattle Sounders last week and Gerrard only joined their campaign for the last four months - scoring two goals in 14 appearances.

“I’d love to go out on a high. It’s a long season and I only came here for the last four months, but I’ll certainly be better for the experience next year."

Gerrard, now 35, says the experience of playing in the MLS is different than he anticipated.

"Going on the road, playing on (artificial) turf, playing at altitude, playing in humidity, those are the hurdles that I've had to face over the last three months that I wasn't aware of. Every away game has a different challenge," he said.

Liverpool midfielder praises referee Clattenburg

Lucas Leiva could have been dismissed. Credit: PA

Lucas praised the performance of referee Mark Clattenburg in Liverpool's 3-1 win at Chelsea after being the subject of Jose Mourinho's fury.

Mourinho declined to say so due to his ongoing disciplinary disputes with the Football Association, but the under-pressure Blues boss intimated he felt the Brazil midfielder should have been sent off for a second yellow card with more than 20 minutes to go and the game level at 1-1.

Clattenburg gave Lucas the benefit of the doubt - something Nemanja Matic was not afforded at West Ham, leading to Mourinho's dismissal the previous week - and Liverpool went on to score two more in a second victory for Jurgen Klopp.

(It) will probably be talked about. It's normal, especially when you lose a game.

Sometimes in my position you make fouls, more to stop the game. I think it was a good decision from the referee, he controlled the game very well.

Other situations as well with the Chelsea players he dealt (with) really well.

I think it was a fair game. People will say this could change this game. In the end we were the better team.

– Lucas Leiva
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