'Unbelievable find': Wright raves about Liverpool star who has 'gone under the radar'

Nathaniel Kay March 25, 2021
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Ian Wright has delivered high praise for Curtis Jones and feels the youngster has gone under the radar at Liverpool this season, speaking on Premier League Productions.

It hasn’t been easy to pick positives from the Reds’ rotten season.

Their Premier League title defence has been smashed into a thousand pieces, while their proud unbeaten run at Anfield is in tatters.

Injuries have destroyed Jurgen Klopp’s squad, leading to a ripple effect in performances and results.

Curtis comes of age

However, Jones can hold his head high after regularly demonstrating a maturity beyond his years.

The 20-year-old has made 30 appearances across all competitions in 2020/21. He rarely looks out of place among his more renowned teammates and could be part of the Liverpool line-up for years to come.

Joy for Jones

Wright admitted he’s a fan of Jones and believes there are still big things to come from the central midfielder.

The former Arsenal striker said: “Someone like Curtis Jones has gone under the radar simply because of the way Liverpool have performed this season.

 

“(He is) an unbelievable find. The way they’ve brought him and eased him into everything and how he looks so comfortable in any scenario.

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“Once it gets going and Liverpool can get on that winning run, he’s only going to play better. When you come into a team that’s playing well, you will play well.”

Looking into Liverpool’s future

Liverpool started to pick up the momentum Wright alludes to before the international break.

They beat RB Leipzig in the Champions League before defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers five days later.

However, the Reds’ next run of fixtures following the break aren’t too favourable.

Klopp’s side face Arsenal, Real Madrid, Aston Villa, Madrid again and Leeds United in April.

The ties against the La Liga champions could define Liverpool’s season.

Win the tie and they remove one massive hurdle in the quest to lift the Champions League once more. Unfortunately, that also appears to be the only way Liverpool will be in the competition again next season.

  

Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.