Hodgson hints at Ibe call-up

Date published: Sunday 13th September 2015 11:36

England manager Roy Hodgson could call up Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe after just 19 Premier League appearances.

Ibe started Liverpool’s first two league games of the season – victories over Stoke and Bournemouth – but came off the bench against Manchester United on Saturday.

He has only recently been called up to play for England’s Under-21s but Hodgson is looking to fast-track him into the senior England squad.

“He is someone we’ve been looking at,” said Hodgson.

“He’s a player we like very much, and no, it’s far from impossible he gets called up in one of the next games.”

Hodgson has revealed that Ibe comes on Steven Gerrard’s recommendation, saying: “He said: ‘We have got this young lad, he is something special.’ He had the same feeling about Raheem Sterling.

“We must be careful. People take their time. There is competition in his place.”

And now we feel a bit daft for not putting him in our England ladder.

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