Ibe back in light training

The young winger proved a revelation after being given his chance by Brendan Rodgers, but his run in the first team came to an end against Besiktas at the end of last month, when he suffered an untimely knee injury.

Ibe was expected to miss up to two months, but there were encouraging signs over the past couple of days when he was able to return – running only for now – at Liverpool’s training complex.

Although there is no certain date for his return to full training, or match action, Ibe is feeling positive about his rehabilitation and would love to return before the end of the campaign.

“I’m enjoying it and hopefully I can push on now, keep doing the gym sessions and hopefully get back into training soon and play again,” Ibe told liverpoolfc.com.

“I was a bit nervous coming back because I hadn’t been out on the grass for four weeks, but everything is going well.

“It was the ligament on the side of my knee and they said I could be out for six to eight weeks, but everything has gone smoothly from here and hopefully I can crack on now and get back in action.

“Things happen for a reason so hopefully I can just learn from this, build up the strength in my knee and come back stronger and hopefully be even better.”