Liverpool supporting pundit Graeme Souness has backed Curtis Jones to go all the way to the top after his solid showing in last night’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United.
The ex-Liverpool player and boss was in the Sky Sports studio discussing the game as the reigning champions returned to winning ways.
Jones scored the opening goal just after half-time and produced a performance that saw him claim the Man of the Match accolade.
The 20-year-old now has four goals and four assists to his name during 2020/21 and is growing in confidence with each passing game.
Souness knows what it takes to be an Anfield hit and he thinks Jones is on the right track under the wing of Jurgen Klopp.
He told Sky Sports: “At 20-years-old he’s got a chance to be a real player for this football club.
“He’s extremely gifted, the fact he’s a scouser is a real bonus because he’ll have the passion he has for the club. He could have a big part to play and he looks at home at this level.
“Jones has got the ability, he’s got the athleticism and he looks to have the attitude.”
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With Jordan Henderson ruled out for 12 weeks, the young Liverpool starlet has the perfect chance to tighten his grip on a place in Klopp’s team.
He’s started 11 games this season and his performance last night certainly showed what he is capable of.
An ability to get himself into the box when Liverpool are on the attack makes him a constant goal threat and he has the ability in abundance.
With Thiago and Gini Wijnaldum doing the job of marshalling the midfield and doing the ugly stuff; Jones was allowed to get himself forward and assist attacks.
He thoroughly deserved his goal and as a Liverpool-born player, supporters will hope to see more of him in the coming years.