Curtis Jones' leadership skills lauded after Brentford display
Curtis Jones is already showing captaincy traits at Liverpool.
The 20-year-old Liverpool man was sublime against Brentford on the weekend, showing what he can do on the pitch.
Off the pitch, though, Jones is proving to be an influential figure.
The youngster attends academy games whenever he can.
He’s been described as a ‘massive influence and port of call’ for other young players coming through too (The Athletic).
Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson and Rhys Williams have all benefitted from Jones’ guidance, despite the midfielder being just 20.
Jones is proving to be an incredible man to have around at Anfield.
Over the summer he was even touted as a future captain at the club by former Red, Jose Enrique (LiverpoolEcho).
Curtis Jones is already showing captaincy traits at Liverpool
Jones’ start to the season hasn’t been what was expected owing to a concussion suffered in pre-season.
However, with the midfielder fully recovered and with two starts under his belt in the last week, he’ll go from strength to strength.
It can be argued that his substitution against Brentford was a mistake too.
He was thriving in midfield and had just scored to give Liverpool a 3-2 lead when he was hooked.
The game went on to finish 3-3 and Jones can be delighted with his performance.
Of his 36 completed passes, 26 were in the Brentford half, one of which being a key pass.
He also won 7 of his 11 duels, completed 2 dribbles, made 1 tackle and managed 4 recoveries in a complete performance (FotMob).
This was certainly a display to build on for Jones.
Given his influence amongst those coming through at Anfield and his touted captaincy traits, he’s one to watch on Merseyside.
The best is certainly yet to come from Jones.
He has a bright future and with an incredible man manager like Jurgen Klopp in charge, the sky is the limit.