Curtis Jones put on a very impressive showing for Liverpool as they returned to winning ways against RB Leipzig last night.
After a difficult period, the Reds ran out 2-0 winners in Budapest courtesy of goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
But it was local lad and academy product Jones who lit up the Puskas Arena with a wonderful performance. The 20-year-old is becoming an important player in the middle of the park for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Playing against a side who have beat Spurs and Manchester United in European competition in recent times, Jones looked so comfortable that he probably could have sat in a deck chair chonging on a cuban cigar.
He constantly demanded the ball and he was the one making things happen in midfield. Not afraid to bust out a trick or flick, you could be forgiven for thinking Jones was playing at Powerleague on a Tuesday night – and not the highest level of European club football.
Curtis Jones is a gift. 😍 pic.twitter.com/WZLsX1Rxlj— REBEKKA 🤍 (@rebekkarnold) February 17, 2021
Thanks to some slack defending, Jones even got himself assist for his long punt up the pitch that led to Mane bagging a crucial away goal.
And fans were in awe of a brilliant display from Jones, who is now really coming to his own.
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. #LFC— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) February 16, 2021