Liverpool journalist Paul Gorst has been sharing his praise for Reds midfielder Curtis Jones and his season so far for the Merseyside club.
On the subject of Jones and how he has performed for the Reds so far this season, Gorst had this to say about the midfield man.
He said: “He’s been one of the bright spots of the last few weeks.
“I think it’s been more impressive for the fact that he’s come in with this reputation as a bit of a showman and he’s just got his head down, not try to overplay or try and think that he can show the others how it’s done, he’s just come in and done exactly what’s asked of him and there are probably not many more difficult jobs in football than playing in a Jurgen Klopp midfield.
“So, for him to come in and perform the way he has, I think he’s been excellent, and for me, he’s ahead of [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain now in the pecking order.”
Since then, the 20-year-old, who is currently valued at £15.3 million, has made 39 appearances for the Reds in which he has managed to rack up six goals and four assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Paul Gorst’s comments on Jones…
Given how Jones has managed to register a pass success percentage of 92.6%, the highest of any Liverpool player to have made more than one appearance in the Premier League, you could argue he has been a useful outlet for the Reds so far this season.
Indeed, he rated as one of Liverpool’s better performers on Saturday, above the likes of fellow midfielders Thiago and Georginio Wijnaldum, while also posting a respectable 7/10 rating in the Reds’ thumping by Manchester City the week before – the highest in the side (as per WhoScored).
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However, despite his impressive recent form, with the Englishman having only managed to earn himself an overall season rating of 6.61/10, this shows that he has some room for improvement to be considered as one of Liverpool’s standout players this season in our view.