Liverpool have recalled Jordon Ibe from his season-long loan at Derby County, the Championship club have confirmed.

Ibe, 19, enjoyed an impressive first half of the season with Steve McLaren's side, contributing five goals from 24 appearances as the club push for promotion to the Premier League.

But Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has decided to activate the option to recall the winger to help with the club's bid to break into the top four after an underwhelming first half to their campaign.

Derby confirmed the teenager's return through their official website.

A statement read: "Jordon Ibe has been recalled from his season-long loan deal at Derby County by his parent club Liverpool.

"He will return to Anfield with immediate effect and leaves with the Club's best wishes and thanks for his contribution.

"Derby County would like to thank Liverpool for allowing Jordon to spend the last five months at the iPro Stadium."

Ibe will be eligible for selection for the clash with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday 17 January.

Rodgers handed him his Premier League debut on the final day of the 2012/13 Premier League season, a game in which the youngster provided an assist for Philippe Coutinho.

During Liverpool's Premier League title surge last season, the London-born winger joined Birmingham City in the Championship, helping the club avoid relegation to League One on the final day of the season.