The Lowdown: Jones missing for Reds
The Reds haven’t been without injury problems this season, particularly in midfield, and Jones has been one of those absent for a sustained period of time.
The 21-year-old has only featured in the Community Shield win over Manchester City this season and even that was as a late substitute.
Now, it looks as though he is in contention for minutes at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, however, in what is a huge game for both sides.
The Latest: Midfielder back in training
Taking to Twitter on Friday, journalist James Pearce confirmed that Jones is fit again, following Klopp’s press conference:
“Curtis Jones back in full training.”
The Verdict: Good option against Arsenal
Sunday’s trip to the Gunners is one of the biggest matches of the season so far, as an underperforming Liverpool come up against the current Premier League leaders.
While Jones surely won’t start proceedings at the Emirates, having him as an option from the bench could be priceless in the second half, considering the game could be fast-paced and in need of fresh legs as the minutes tick by.
Suddenly, Liverpool’s injury woes appear to be easing and the Englishman’s return gives Klopp much-needed choices in midfield again, with that area of the pitch looking jaded so far this season, with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson short of their best.