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Friday 9 December 2016

Jordan Ibe and Jon Flanagan sign new long-term deals at Anfield

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Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe (below) and defender Jon Flanagan have both signed contract extensions with the club.

The 19-year-old Ibe, who broke into the first team after a successful loan spell at Derby earlier this season, has committed to a new five-year deal which substantially improves the terms he was on from his time with the academy. Liverpool announced the deal as a "long-term" arrangement.

Flanagan, who was out of contract this summer and is currently recovering from a second knee operation, has extended his stay by a further 12 months.

"Liverpool are a great club and I like the philosophy here," Ibe said. "I've just been brought into the first team and I've enjoyed the games I've played in. Hopefully I can just keep doing well at the club.

"I just want to take that into pre-season and then next season, continuing with how it's been since I've been back here."

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been rewarded for recalling Ibe from his loan spell in January and he praised the youngster for the progress he has made.

"He still has a lot of work to do to become that consistent performer at the top level, but there's no doubting his potential and he has really grown and developed over the course of the last season," he said.

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