By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

28th Jul, 2022 | 6:30pm

View: Liverpool starlet Curtis Jones needs to start showing signs of progression

Liverpool starlet Curtis Jones needs to start showing signs of progression, as he gets ready to start his fourth season in Liverpool’s first team.

Jones made his debut for Liverpool in 2019, in a Premier League match against Bournemouth, as a promising 18-year-old.

However, the now-21-year-old has not progressed as quickly as people would have expected and now has some scratching their heads over what his ceiling may be.

In an interview with the Liverpool Official Website, Jones said this summer: “I’m ready now and I do think I have a bit of a point to prove.

“Last season, there were games when I played and played well, got a couple of goals and a couple of assists and of course, I want to add to that. 

“It was up and down but now I’m ready.”

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Big season for Jones?

Since making his debut for the club, Jones has amassed 74 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals and providing 10 assists during that time.

The 21-year-old, who came through the Liverpool youth academy, has also made 33 appearances for England’s various youth teams and has nine caps for England’s under-21s.

However, this does not seem like enough for Jones, as when he broke onto the scene in 2019, there were sky-high expectations of him.

The midfield is a silky dribbler and a progressive passer as well as possessing an excellent engine that helps him excel in Jurgen Klopp’s high-intensity midfield.

Despite his talent he is yet to fully establish himself in Liverpool’s team, is still somewhat of an unknown quantity, and can sometimes be prone to keeping hold of the ball for too long.

He will be hoping to take a significant step in his progress this season, and with youngsters like Harvey Elliot being joined by Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay, Jones will look to be the head of the Reds’ young crop of stars.

In other Liverpool news, Luke Chambers has signed a new deal at Anfield.