Steven Gerrard has hailed Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe for his impressive display against Everton at Goodison Park.
The former England international featured in his last Merseyside derby as the game ended in a goalless draw. Brendan Rodgers handed the 19-year-old his second Premier League start on Saturday and the teenager was named the man-of-the-match after his brilliant display.
Ibe was recalled from his loan spell at Derby County earlier this year and has been with the Reds' first team since then. He came close to scoring his first Premier League goal during the derby on Saturday, only to be denied by the post.
Gerrard has backed the winger to become one of the stars for the Anfield club in the future.
"He did fantastic. He only found out he was playing yesterday so to have 24 hours to prepare for a big game like this... he was man of the match," Gerrard told Sky Sports.
"A sensational performance and unlucky not to get the winner. Credit to him, he's got a big future and he's going to be a terrific player."
"There were lots of positives - especially this guy. We wanted him back [from a loan spell at Derby County] because of how good he'd done and if he keeps performing like that, we'll do well," the Liverpool skipper added.
Meanwhile, Gerrard's comments were echoed by his manager as the Northern Irishman believes Ibe can go on to become a "big player" at Liverpool.
"There was a lot of young British talent out there but he can be a big player," Rodgers said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"He's tactically very good, you can see his quality in the one v one, he can beat people, he puts a shift in, gets back and works and he's only going to get better and stronger. He was outstanding."
The latest result has seen Liverpool sit on seventh spot on the league table, with 39 points from 24 games, trailing fourth place Manchester United by four points. However, United have a game in hand and a victory for them will see them regain the third spot.