Jordon Ibe will make it his mission to become more lethal in front of goal after impressing on his return to action for the Reds in Dublin on Wednesday night.

It was the youngster's first minutes in a Liverpool shirt since he made a substitute appearance during the 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield in February.

The 18-year-old dazzled in the friendly clash, showcasing trademark pace and power as he assisted the 4-0 demolition of Shamrock Rovers at the Aviva Stadium.

It became imminently clear that a loan spell at Birmingham City, where he helped the Blues maintain their Championship status, had only enhanced what was a burgeoning talent.

After eight minutes he flew down the left flank to pick out Iago Aspas for the opener before sliding perfectly into the path of Fabio Borini, who curled home the second goal of the game. 

The No.33 then forged numerous clear-cut chances of his own, but time and again the youngster was denied by staunch defending from the opposition.

As a result, Ibe insists the aim between now and the beginning of the next campaign is to follow orders from his manager, Brendan Rodgers, and add all-important goals to his game.

"I feel really happy, setting up two of the goals and getting man of the match," he told "It's a great stadium and great fans here. It shows how big Liverpool is; the fans here are so great.

"The manager has told me to try and work on my end product and get more goals. As you saw, I missed a few chances. So hopefully I can do well in pre-season with the first team.

"It was a great experience playing at Birmingham and in the Championship, seeing out results and seeing how it is. I was enjoying it.

"I've gained a little bit of experience, especially from the senior players at Birmingham. Hopefully, coming back here I can work on it through pre-season and become a better player."

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