Liverpool journalist Ian Doyle has been sharing his praise for Reds midfielder Curtis Jones and his progression in Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.
He said: “Liverpool have got a lot of players, the problem is so many of them have been injured all season, there’s never been a problem with terms of squad depth in that regard and Curtis Jones has been a big winner in the sense that he’s been allowed to develop because he’s had no other choice, has he?
“Let’s be honest, he’s had to play, so that again, it reflects well on him that he’s one that, in times of difficulty, he’s actually led on the front foot, he’s somebody who’s taken on the responsibility without probably ever being told to do that. He’s just assumed it himself because that’s a mark of his own character and his personality.”
Since then, the 20-year-old, who is currently valued at £15.3 million, has made 42 appearances for the Merseyside club in which he has managed to score seven goals and provide five assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
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Given how Jones has made a total of 29 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions so far this season, this shows just how integral and important he has been for Klopp considering players such as Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Naby Keita have had their injury issues this season.
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Considering how Jones made a total of 12 appearances for the senior team last season, this shows just how far he has progressed in terms of being a regular part of the side.
Also, with Jones earning himself an impressive match rating of 7.45/10 for his performance against Sheffield United, making him the third-highest rated Liverpool player on the day, this shows that he has the capability of putting in high-quality performances for the club from midfield, adding credence to Doyle’s comments.