When Liverpool sold winger Jordon Ibe to Bournemouth back in 2016, many were surprised the Reds let the promising youngster leave for the Cherries.
Ibe had just come off a season where he played an impressive 27 times in the Premier League for Liverpool, chipping in with one wonder goal against West Bromwich Albion.
Yet the attacker has struggled to make an impact at Bournemouth, revealing that Liverpool’s £15 million decision to sell the Englishman is paying off.
Ever since arriving at Dean Court, Ibe has played a hand in just eight goals in his 60 league appearances. Two goals and six assists (that all came in the 2017/18 campaign) are all the 22-year-old has to his name in a Bournemouth kit — hardly prolific numbers in the Premier League.
The youngster’s predicament has been made even worse by his lack of involvement in Eddie Howe’s side during the opening months of this season.
With just 49 minutes played in the league to date this year, Ibe has been restricted to three fruitless substitute appearances.
Although the winger has thrived in the League Cup, it appears he is firmly a second-choice option in the league for Bournemouth at the moment.
Given Jordon Ibe’s lack of productivity and first-team action for the Cherries, Liverpool’s decision to offload the winger back in 2016 for a multimillion pound fee appears to be a shrewd move.