Brendan Rodgers must be counting his blessings that the Liverpool academy appears to once again be producing some superb talents, with winger Jordan Ibe the latest to catch the eye.

Liverpool have endured a season of highs and lows but there has been one major success throughout and that is the ability for numerous young players to make the step up to the first team and excel.

Andre Wisdom, Suso and Raheem Sterling have featured regularly in the league this season, while the likes of Adam Morgan, Jack Robinson and Jerome Sinclair have been handed the chance to impress in cup competitions.

Now it seems there is another youngster pushing for an opportunity with the first team. It is of no surprise that Ibe is impressing, he was playing for Wycombe in League One when he was just 15-years-old.

Liverpool recognised Ibe's talent and just before Christmas in 2011 he made the move from Wycombe to Liverpool. He featured in pre-season and this year has been excelling in various youth teams.

Last night he gave a timely remainder of his ability with two goals in the FA Youth Cup triumph over Leeds United. Ibe was a constant threat on the left wing and consistently used his pace and excellent close control to beat defenders.

His first goal demonstrated his excellent finishing as he skipped down the left flank before beating one defender and then slotting the ball past Eric Grimes in the Leeds goal.

The second was even better as he received the ball in his own half and immediately headed toward goal as he beat two defenders before firing home with his left foot.

The 17-year-old will hope he can emulate his fellow young winger Sterling by pushing for a first team place and with this sort of performance it seems Rodgers will find it hard to ignore him.

Liverpool's academy director Frank McParland was impressed with victory over Leeds and singled out Ibe for praise.

"It was a really physical game and I am just pleased we have come through it. Leeds were strong and had more experience and were older than most of our boys," McParland told the Daily Mail.

"It is great to be in the next round and, of course, Jordon's performance was excellent. He has been doing really well for the reserves this year and with him being 17, he can play in this competition next year. He took his goals really well."