Many Liverpool fans showered midfielder Curtis Jones with praise following his side’s 2-0 win against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.
The Reds gave themselves a huge advantage going into the second leg in what was a comfortable evening for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane enough to secure the victory.
Jones started in a typical midfield trio alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara and was one of the highest-rated players on the night – with good reason behind that.
Per Sofascore, Jones successfully completed all three of his long balls, made three interceptions and accumulated a pass success rate of 81%, as the 20-year-old more than showed why he is capable of being a real first-team star under Klopp.
The performance even prompted The Athletic’s James Pearce to wax lyrical about him after the game, tweeting: “Curtis Jones’ development over the past 12/18 months has been absolutely immense. From being an option in the domestic cups to shining at the highest level.”
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Unsurprisingly, supporters were thrilled with what they saw from the local lad and are looking forward to what they will see from Jones until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
Jones earns Kop plaudits
“Curtis Jones was absolute boss tonight”
“Curtis Jones is gonna be a monster btw #LFC”
“Curtis Jones had a massive game. Real talent. I am super excited he is a Liverpool player that we may be able to count on for years to come. Oh and he covered the most distance on the field tonight.”
“Curtis Jones take a bow son”
“Curtis Jones is a special talent !!!”
“Curtis Jones needs to play every week. Superb talent”
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