Nigerian star playing for top English club confirms he is suffering with depression

Nigerian star playing for top English club confirms he is suffering with depression

- Jordon Ibe has explained that he is currently depressed and in the dark

- The former Liverpool forward has not played any game for Derby County this year

- Ibe played 41 games for Liverpool before he left Anfield in 2016 for move to Bournemouth

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English professional footballer who is of Nigerian descent has claimed that he is currently battling to cope with depression and has found himself in a dark place in what is an heartbreaking revelation.

Jordon Ibe is currently on the books of Championship side Derby County and has played only one game so far for the side under former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

In fact, Jordon Ibe has not been included in Derby County's team for games since December 26 last year which is not a good one for the ex-Liverpool man.

In March last year, Jordon Ibe was banned from driving in the United Kingdom for 16 months after using his car to damage a coffee shop in London.

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According to the report on Daily Mail, Jordon Ibe has tendered an apology for the incident and has promised to work on himself.

''I want to apologise to all my fans around the world,' he wrote. I've find myself in a dark place, due to suffering with depression. It's no scheme for the media or to have my name in your mouths, I just find things hard truly.

''I appreciate all the love and messages from everyone. Times are hard in general due to this pandemic. I have the full support from my family and Derby County football club.

''I will fix myself and this situation, which I'm 100 per cent committed to. Not only for my family, close friend or my daughter but for me.''

Jordon Ibe
Derby County attacking midfielder Jordon Ibe. Photo by Nathan Stirk
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Earlier, had reported how Jurgen Klopp who is the gaffer of reigning Premier League champions Liverpool blamed himself for his side's embarrassing home defeat against Burnley on Thursday night, January 21.

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Liverpool fans were expecting Jurgen Klopp and his wards to get the three maximum points against the visitors, but they suffered a defeat ending their 68-game home unbeaten run.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker brought down Ashley Barnes in the second half and the Englishman stood to convert the penalty that condemned Liverpool to a defeat.

According to the report, Jurgen Klopp explained that he feels like he was being punched in the face after the Premier League loss against Burnley.

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