Ibe almost missed Liverpool's Champions League final in Istanbul because it was past his bedtime

Atatürk Olimpiyat stadium
Atatürk Olimpiyat stadium

Ibe almost missed Liverpool’s Champions League final in Istanbul because it was past his bedtime [divider]

Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe revealed that he almost missed the 2005 Champions League final because it was past his bedtime.

The Reds came from behind to record one of the greatest Champions League final comebacks to lift the trophy in Istanbul.

“I watched the Champions League final until like 10 in the evening. I wasn’t allowed to stay up but I watched it,” Ibe was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

“My dad was a Liverpool supporter. When I was growing up I supported Chelsea a little bit but I have been a Liverpool supporter since I started watching the games.

“He is proud and the whole family is proud.”

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Ibe featured in the Reds Europa League Round of 32 first-leg tie against Beşiktaş in Anfield on Thursday 19 February.

The Liverpool youngster won his side the penalty that led to the winning goal.

The Reds won the first-leg 1-0 and Ibe completed the highest number of successful dribbled in the game – 10.

Ibe is also expected to feature in the return-leg at the Atatürk Olympic stadium on Thursday 26 February.

The Atatürk Olympic is where Liverpool won the 2005 Champions League.