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Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones insists he doesn’t feel like a crucial part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans amid the Reds’ concerns about injuries in midfield.
The 19 year old He has made 17 appearances this term, benefiting from a series of high-level injuries.
In addition, Fabinho has returned to the defensive to cover the injuries of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Jones has proven to be an important part of Klopp’s team with his recent career, participating in 10 Premier League matches. The Englishman has also played four Champions League games.
Reds boss Klopp has strongly endorsed Jones, insisting that it is a vital part of your team. Jones, however, does not feel the same with players like Thiago Alcantara who will soon return to the fold.
“I have improved a lot [in 2020] but the person that I am and the player that I think I can become, I still wouldn’t say that I’m an established first team player yet, ”he said. Liverpoolfc.com.
“People like Mo [Salah], Sadio [Mane], Hendo [Jordan Henderson] – I think they are the ones that I would count as established players, who know they are going to play every week. For someone like me, I am gaining experience.
“There have been some injuries, so they called me and I made good use of my opportunity.
“But the players are coming back now, so I have to keep playing well and keep giving the coach and staff something to think about, and I hope he can keep me in and around the team.”
Jones has benefited from Henderson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Thiago spend time on the sidelines.
Liverpool I was hoping to welcome September to the signing of Thiago back into the squad for Wednesday’s trip to Newcastle.
But after more than two months with a knee injury, Klopp said in his pre-match press conference (via Liverpoolfc.com) that the Spaniard is unlikely to travel to St James’ Park.
However, Liverpool have also welcomed Milner and Oxlade-Chamberlain back to the team.
Jones addresses West Brom’s mistake
One of the few failures in Jones’ record this season came in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom. The midfielder released the ball in his own field, leading to the corner from which the Baggies scored the equalizer.
Jones said: “The player that I am, I like to take risks.
“Maybe I took one in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I am a young boy, I am learning and I took it on the chin, I will recover well.”
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