Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Jordon Ibe, adding that the youngsters in the Reds’ squad will all get chances to prove themselves, provided they have the right personality.

And Brendan Rodgers has suggested he will not be signing a direct replacement for Sterling, hinting that Ibe may be given his chance to impress.

However, Liverpool’s persistence paid off as, on 67 minutes, Milner latched on to Ibe’s perfectly weighted ball into the box and fired home with his left foot.

“There is nothing the same for everyone, he is his own player and we need to manage him and [do] what is best for him and the team”.

“I think Raheem worked with Liverpool for three days and so he will play some minutes”.

“He’s happy to be in the duel and he likes to set up the one-vs-one against a defender”. His passing accuracy was 87.4 per cent. Toure, Skrtel and Sakho who mainly play lateral passes along with Allen were the only players with a better passing accuracy.

Speaking after the win, the manager outlined the impact the new Liverpool No. 7 had already had on the side after moving to Anfield following the expiration of his Manchester City contract. “He’s an outstanding footballer as you can see. An outstanding footballer; as you see, his tactical idea of how to press the game is very good”, the manager said in the press conference after the game.

The players took the matter to an independent arbitrator, who ruled they would receive “a significantly higher rate of remuneration for their participation” than that offered by the club, the association said.

It was his first goal for the club he joined on a Bosman this summer in just his third appearance, and he admitted it was something for him to remember.

“I think it will do well for his confidence”, he told reporters after the game. “I’m just delighted that I’ve got my first goal now and hopefully I can build on that and get many more”.