LFC Daytrippers contributor Jamie Holme has been discussing Curtis Jones during a recent episode of the podcast.
Holme and the rest of the panel were reacting to the club’s 4-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip and an own goal from Nelson Semedo saw the Reds cruise to a comfortable win to keep pace with Spurs at the top of the table.
Having watched the player for the entire 90 minutes, Holme had an interesting view regarding Jones’ development. Here is what he had to say:
“I think we’re seeing the evolution of Curtis Jones, I think Klopp is subtly changing him. I think he’s becoming a Gini mark two, in that he is unbelievably good at retaining the ball in tight spaces, he can drop the shoulder, he’s more offensively minded I think, than Gini.
“He’s a driving force in the midfield.”
Do you think Curtis Jones can go on to become the next Georginio Wijnaldum?
TIF Thoughts on Jamie Holme’s comments regarding Curtis Jones’ development…
At just 19 years old, the midfielder has already made 26 appearances for the Liverpool first team, contributing six goals and two assists (as per Transfermarkt). The podcaster seems to think the player can go on to be as influential in the middle of the park as Wijnaldum has been in recent seasons, with the Dutchman helping the club to win their first top-flight title in 30 years and the UEFA Champions League in the 2018/19 season.
So far this season, Jones has made six appearances in the top flight and has featured regularly in the Champions League, making four appearances in Europe’s premier competition so far (as per Transfermarkt), which in our view, suggests he is on his way to becoming a more regular first-team fixture for Jurgen Klopp’s side than he was last season.