Jurgen Klopp says a Liverpool player has a 'pretty special' weaker foot
Curtis Jones will have been delighted to get on the score sheet on Saturday, and Jurgen Klopp has raved about the Liverpool star’s weak foot ability.
Jones, 20, is now an important part of Liverpool’s midfield. With Gini Wijnaldum leaving, his role has immediately become much more senior.
Still incredibly young, the versatile midfielder clocked up his 51st senior outing for the Reds on Saturday – as Liverpool drew with Brighton 3-3.
The England Under-21 star cut inside on his right foot from all of 25 yards, blasting an effort past David Raya – via a slight deflection.
His eighth goal for Liverpool saw Klopp praise the homegrown talent. Ahead of the clash against Porto, Klopp raved about his weak-foot ability.
“Last game was a good example, that’s how Curtis has to play. Has to defend be involved in the attack and he scored,” Klopp said, as per the Echo.
“He can do the same with his left foot, which makes him pretty special. In midfield it’s a rare moment they’re all fit and I have to make decisions.”
Klopp on Jones: Weak-foot ability improves Liverpool game time
This season, Jones will play more senior Liverpool football than ever before. That is following the long-term injury suffered by Harvey Elliott.
Then, the African Cup of Nations kicks in after the turn of the year – which will see Naby Keita, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane jet off for a month.
Klopp’s comments on Jones being able to play with his weak foot offers the Liverpool gaffer versatility. It allows Jones to play on either side.
That is, in the front three – or either side of Fabinho in the middle of the park. Jones could also do a job as a false nine, if needed this season.
Jones will get more game time than ever at Liverpool this season – and a big reason for that is his ability to shoot with his left peg.