Curtis Jones: Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool midfielder soon after FC Porto drubbing: ‘He was everywhere’

The academy graduate, 20, was fantastic in Tuesday night’s 5-1 Champions League rout at the Estadio do Dragao, functioning the recreation from the center of the park and offering various assists whilst also likely near to scoring himself on additional than just one situation.

This sort of a effectiveness came soon after Jones netted a fantastic objective in Saturday’s wild 3-3 Leading League draw at Brentford – his initially top rated-flight start of the time with the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliott and Naby Keita all sidelined.

The past two matches have been a timely reminder of his top quality with Manchester City established to pay a visit to Anfield on Sunday, nevertheless Jurgen Klopp revealed that he was to begin with uncertain for the European tie in Portugal due to a abdomen issue.

“Curtis performed a great match. He experienced some troubles a tiny little bit with the stomach ahead of the video game they informed me I have to have to retain an eye on him but I instructed him soon after the sport what ever it is, continue to keep it since it was genuinely a very good sport,” Klopp stated in his article-Porto press convention.

“He played a definitely good sport, he was in all places, he was involved in anything. Set up the to start with intention with a surprising end, goalie can not preserve it. In a whole lot of other circumstances he was definitely there – probably not as magnificent as the offensive things, but defensively he played a best-class sport.

“He defended really nicely, pressed from the blind aspect, a ton of matters I preferred a lot about his efficiency tonight. So, let’s hold heading, Curtis, it was not terrible tonight.”