Jamie Carragher has noticed that Liverpool’s Curtis Jones has made a change to his game that allows him into more attacking positions.
Jones, 20, is a huge talent to come out of the Reds academy and is now an important member of the first-team squad.
He’s started the last four consecutive Premier League matches and is a central midfielder by trade.
The Liverpool-born youngster scored in the weekend’s 2-0 away victory against Sheffield United in the league, which is a result his team desperately needed.
Carragher feels that Jones is now being encouraged by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to join in with attacks more and get himself into the box.
“I thought he was outstanding [against Sheffield United]. Looks a really top young player. Curtis Jones has been given licence as Klopp said before the game to join the attack and be more decisive,” Carragher said on Monday Night Football, as quoted by his official Twitter account.
If Liverpool can get one of their central midfielders chipping in with 10 goals a season, it will help ease the burden on the attackers.
Jones has four goals in 29 appearances this campaign in all competitions, with the manager perhaps now beginning to see he can offer plenty going forward.
He’s got great technical ability and can dictate from deep.
It’s great to see him though in more advanced areas showing his creativity, movement and goalscoring qualities.
Liverpool fans are enduring a difficult season after falling miles off the standard they’ve set in recent years, but Jones has to be considered one of the biggest positives.