Clinton Morrison waxed-lyrical about Curtis Jones and shared that the thriving Liverpool star is a ‘hell of a player’, as he told Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (02/10/21 at 1:50 pm)
The 20-year-old has started back-to-back games for Liverpool in all competitions, including in the Champions League in midweek.
Jones provided three assists as his boyhood club ran riot and put five past the Portuguese giants in their own back yard.
That follows his goal against Brentford last week when the Reds and the newly-promoted side thrashed out a 3-3 draw.
And there’s no reason why Jones shouldn’t keep his place in the XI ahead of the visit of Man City on Sunday afternoon.
If he can continue that fine form then his reputation will no doubt go through the roof.
But Morrison is loving what he is seeing from the ‘big talent’ from Liverpool’s ranks, who he thinks has ‘evolved’.
“He’s a fantastic young player,” said Morrison. “He is probably playing at the moment because they have got an injury to Thiago.
“But he can play. He can manipulate the ball ever so well. He drives. He picks the right pass. And gets goals from midfield.
“For me, they have got a hell of a player there. He will keep learning. He is playing with some of the best players there is in world football at Liverpool, so he is only going to get better.
“But I like him and I think he is a brilliant player. He is excellent Curtis Jones. The all-round game has evolved and it’s just going from strength to strength. He’s a big talent.”
Now that Jones is fit and firing, and able to put his name forward to Jurgen Klopp to play, he is thriving and continuing to rise.
When Gini Wijnaldum left Anfield this summer, many were asking why the club didn’t dip into the market to replace the Dutchman.
But when they have someone like Jones on their books, he can step up and fill the void left by the now PSG star.