Journalist Joe Rimmer was impressed with the performance of Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones against Manchester United last Sunday night.
Jones played the entire 90 minutes of the FA Cup clash at Old Trafford.
Rimmer stated that he would be tempted to start Jones against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night as a result of his performance against Manchester United.
Rimmer told Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast (28:25): “I thought Curtis Jones played very well. There’s a rawness about Jones that I like. He’s strong and he doesn’t hide, he gets involved, he gets himself on the ball, he makes things happen.
“I’d be tempted to play him against Tottenham. I think he’s had a really good season quietly for Liverpool. I thought that was a reminder to everyone of how good he is and perhaps, as Liverpool have got players back fit in the midfield area, he has been the natural one to drop out, but perhaps that’s slightly unfair – perhaps he should stay in the team because I thought he did well [against United].
“He’s impressed this season, really mature but still has that rawness that you need at times.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Jones has been impressive when he has been given an opportunity for Liverpool this season.
Jones is also averaging a WhoScored player rating of 6.79 across the 2020-21 season.
We would not be against Jones starting in North London on Thursday night. He has shown that he has the ability to score.
Liverpool have not scored in their past four Premier League games, so having a player in midfield that is capable of finding the back of the net would not be the worst idea.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.