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Curtis Jones’ remarkable rise in Liverpool’s midfield

Last season, Liverpool faced struggles, finishing fifth in the English Premier League and performing below par. But this season, they’ve shown significant improvement and appear to be in the running for the Premier League title. The midfield changes at Anfield played a big part in this. Also, amidst the attention on new signings, one longstanding midfielder has truly stepped up. Curtis Jones, at 22 years old, is delivering his best performances to date.

Jan Molby, speaking on the We Are Liverpool Podcast, praised Jones’ progress, acknowledging a substantial growth in the last six to eight months. Jan Molby discussed Curtis Jones’ development, highlighting his versatility across various midfield positions. He said,

“I don’t think he is this or that. I think you’re capable of playing in all three positions. Something has happened in the last six or eight months that lends me towards thinking you’re ready to play in any position. You seem capable of handling it all and that’s really impressive”.

The evolving role of Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones’ recent evolution has been notable. Initially, he seemed daunted by the prospect of featuring prominently in crucial matches for Liverpool. However, as veterans like Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and James Milner transitioned, Jones stepped into a more prominent role.

Presently, Curtis Jones stands as one of Liverpool’s top midfield choices. Despite the arrival of four new signings this summer, he remains a strong contender for a starting spot each week. Throughout this season, he’s performed admirably, with only a controversial red card against Tottenham Hotspur as a minor blip.

In summary, Curtis Jones’ journey reflects a remarkable transformation. Once uncertain in big games, he has risen to become a pivotal figure in Liverpool’s midfield. His adaptability and consistent performances have solidified his place as a key asset for the team’s success.

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