Curtis Jones has steadily grown yr on yr underneath Jurgen Klopp’s steerage, and his abilities have seen him hailed by his former England coach as one of many ‘most gifted’ he has labored with.
Now 22, Jones has left worldwide youth soccer behind and should now await a call-up from Gareth Southgate to symbolize England.
His performances to this point this season ought to have seen him in rivalry earlier than he succumbed to harm earlier than the November break, with the midfielder a key determine for Klopp’s aspect.
Jones is industrious and has visibly matured with every passing season within the first crew, and his rise has come as no shock to those that have labored with him, together with England Beneath-21 boss Lee Carsley.
“Identical to Cole [Palmer]I am not stunned in any respect (by how Jones is doing),” Carsley stated just lately by way of the Echo. “Curtis can be up there among the many most gifted gamers I’ve labored with.
“He has all the things you want as a midfielder. He can run, he’s very quick, he’s highly effective, he can rating, he can help, he can defend, he can obtain the ball – all he wants is possibilities.
“The way in which he performed after I noticed him play was wonderful. He simply needed to keep match.
“I do know he struggled at instances with that consistency of play, however to see him tackle the shape he confirmed in the summertime, that duty, understanding the place, in taking part in for Liverpool, is sensible to see. “
These traits have gotten an more and more constant a part of Jones’ sport week in week out and it will be a shock to few if he’s instantly recalled to the XI at Man Metropolis if he’s match sufficient to take action.
Jarell Quansah and Harvey Elliott have been each included in Carsley’s squad for this month’s internationals – alongside Tyler Morton – and the pair impressed in equal measure.
On Elliott, Carsley stated: “A participant we’ve got a whole lot of confidence in and we see him as having actually nice potential. It is extremely good to see how he has developed, not solely on the sphere, but additionally off it.”
As for Quansah, he was praised for being “very right down to earth” and a participant who can “tackle any problem that comes his means and deal with it in the appropriate means”.
Three vibrant younger abilities, all with a task to play this season and past.