Curtis Jones has outlined the primary tweaks he has made to his sport, in addition to his function as a ‘senior’ squad member regardless of nonetheless solely being 22 years of age.
Jones has racked up 106 appearances for his boyhood membership since making his debut in January 2019 and have become a longtime member of Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield in the direction of the again finish of final season.
Regardless of elevated competitors within the type of 4 summer season arrivals, the Scouser stored his place in the midst of the park firstly of 2023/24, earlier than being sidelined via suspension following a contentious crimson card at Tottenham.
On the upcoming episode of the We Are Liverpool podcast, the midfielder mentioned how the “belief” of the supervisor has enabled him to make a big step in his growth in 2023.
“I really feel I’m at a degree now the place [Klopp] understands, ‘OK, we are able to deliver him on if the workforce is getting beat as a result of we all know he can pop up with a objective or he can create one thing,’” defined Jones, as quoted by the membership’s official web site.
“So, I really feel like I’ve gained his belief. However I’ve nonetheless bought an extended technique to go. I’m on 100 video games however I really feel it’s just the start and I need to simply stick with it and maintain the shape and maintain it going.”
An ill-timed damage has staggered Jones’ return from the three-game home ban he picked up on the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on the finish of September.
The 22-year-old is, nonetheless, anticipated to be obtainable for the large top-of-the-table conflict on the Etihad on Saturday lunchtime and will likely be hoping to be concerned from the beginning towards Man Metropolis.
Jones’ transition right into a ‘senior’ function throughout the squad has stemmed from the expertise he has gained since getting into the fold at 17, and he credit one huge change the supervisor has made to his sport as having facilitated that.
He continued: “I really feel [senior] and I’m attempting to sound prefer it as nicely!
“There was an enormous change within the workforce and I’m one of many ones who has been right here – it’s mad to say, I’m solely 22 – however I’ve been right here [since] 17.
“There’s lads who’re coming in now and it’s their first time across the workforce, so I’m like an skilled one who has been round the entire of the factor for a very long time.
“So, yeah, although I’m younger I do really feel like I’m one of many skilled ones and know the way the supervisor and workers like [us] to go and play.
“He’s spoken about it lots the best way I’m the primary one to go and press and issues like that. Now, I used to be a child who got here in and urgent and defending have been by no means a factor for me! ‘No, I don’t want that a part of the sport.’
“Now that he’s choosing up on it masses and he’s spoken about it, simply goes to point out how a lot that I’ve really modified.”
Jones is in rivalry to return to the aspect for Saturday’s prime of the desk conflict at Man Metropolis.