Liverpool Legend Steven Gerrard revealed a conversation he had with Jurgen Klopp about Curtis Jones.
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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in his statements reveales how he told Jurgen Klopp to stick with Reds youngster Curtis Jones.
Curtis Jones. has been more well-known recently as a result of his presence during the team’s winning streak of seven games and nine games without a loss that secured European position for next season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s new position has benefited Curtis Jones., as evidenced by his two goals in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Leicester City earlier this month.
There has been some concern over the 22-year-old’s selection after he sustained a lot of injuries, causing his game time to be monitored by the medical staff at the AXA Training Centre.
“I used to make it personal with my own teammates to make sure I was best, no one out trained me, no one out-performed me on a daily basis because then I could look at a manager in the eye and say ‘no no, I deserve to play in this team because I’ve shown you every single day or the majority of the days that I’ve been the best player’,” the former Reds captain told The Anfield Wrap.
“That’s the mentality you need at Liverpool, otherwise you don’t last long or you don’t play enough. I know he’s [Curtis Jones] got that [mentality],” he added.
“I remember having a conversation with Jurgen and we were talking about Curtis and he was like ‘yeah, there’s a few little things that we need to improve in a few areas’ and all that.
“I said ‘yeah I get that and obviously you’ve all seen him a lot more than me because he was spending more time at Melwood at the time,’ but I said ‘stay with this kid, whatever you’re thinking keep him and stay with him because he won’t let you down’.
“Once you get him right and you’ve fixed the few little things that you need to fix, he won’t let you down, he’ll be there for you. I think he’s showing Jurgen that now.”
As the Reds prepare for a busy summer of transfers, including Alexis Mac Allister, Jones. has put his name into the discussion for a spot in the starting 11 for the upcoming season.
James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contracts will expire at the end of the current season, leaving a number of vacancies to be filled.