Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe is targeting a first team role in the side next season after making his debut on the final day of the 2012/13 campaign.

As Jamie Carragher brought an end to his playing career with Liverpool, the latest youngster to emerge from the club's academy entered the fray this past weekend.

Jordan Ibe
Teenager Ibe wants to keep up his progress next season. (Reuters)

The 17-year-old started in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon and immediately gave the fans an indication of his potential when he provided the assist for Philippe Coutinho's winner.

Having impressed in the club's youth ranks throughout the campaign, Ibe is hopeful he will be afforded further chances next season as the club look to reinstate themselves in the top four.

"I feel very confident because now I've played here, I've got a little bit of experience so I know what it takes to play here," Ibe told Liverpool's official website.

"Hopefully I can build on that and take it into the new season."

The former Wycombe Wanderers youngster followed in the footsteps of other academy graduates in Andre Wisdom, Martin Kelly and Jon Flanagan and made his first appearance for the senior side, and showed no signs of struggle with the step up.

Picking up the ball from the left, the teenager went on a jinking run before laying the ball off to Coutinho who finished with aplomb.

"I thought I did okay, especially getting an assist for Coutinho's goal and helping the club win three points," Ibe continued. "The manager told me that I did well, I just need to keep pressing and stay compact."

Brendan Rodgers has gifted debuts to a number of the club's academy graduates throughout the season. The former Swansea City manager also handed first team debuts to Jerome Sinclair and Conor Coady earlier in the season, as he looks to find characters within the club's youth ranks to fill the void left by the likes of local hero Jamie Carragher.