After a breakthrough season last time around, this year was supposed to be the one where we see more of Curtis Jones featuring for Liverpool and progressing his career at Anfield. However, thus far, injuries (for example – an eye injury picked up in training ground that kept him out for two months) and Covid has restricted his game time. But the 20-year-old has done more than a reasonable job when asked to play for the Reds.
Speaking about him last week, manager Jürgen Klopp was adamant that Jones would get more game time and chances to prove his potential to the world. The gaffer also had “long talks” with the player on how his development has shaped so far and how it can move forward in the positive direction.
Here is the quote (Liverpool Echo) –
“I had a long talk last week with Curtis. I love the boy and love the potential he has, but he has to now really make the next steps and fulfil the potential he has on the pitch very often.
“You have these type of conversations when you are not 100% happy with the moment.
“He is young, very young. But how I see it, his potential is incredible. We both together have to find a way to show that much more often.”
Jones has featured 60 times for Liverpool since making his debut in a FA Cup in game 2019. He has scored eight goals and provided nine assists in that time. Though the 20-year-old has played in various positions across the midfield and the front-line, we have seen him most in the left-sided central midfield role – as a number eight.
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