In the Premier League on Monday night, Liverpool defeated Leicester City with a score of 3-0 thanks to two goals from Curtis Jones.
In a Premier League game against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on May 15, 2023, Liverpool’s Curtis Jones celebrates scoring his first goal.
After the “shock” of having to adjust to the Liverpool first team, Curtis Jones thinks he is now benefiting from having to change his style of play.
When he scored twice in Monday night’s 3-0 Premier League victory over struggling Leicester City, Jones turned in one of his best Reds performances ever.
The 22-year-old midfielder, who missed most of the season due to injury, has now started nine of Liverpool’s last ten games and is a vital component of the new tactical scheme that has seen Trent Alexander-Arnold frequently move into more central positions with devastating results.
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And with close to 100 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s team, Jones believes he now has a much better understanding of what is needed.
I’ve had to significantly alter my strategy, he admitted. “Back in my Academy days, I was always a kid who just wanted to have the ball, run around, run around, shoot, score, and try to help. Now that the game is more of an offensive and defensive player, if I don’t have the ball, I have to go press and make sure the space is closed.
“I’ve always said that (more would follow). When I was a young player in the Academy, I consistently scored goals. I wouldn’t say I was the star player, but I was always the child who advanced through the age groups.
“Then I turned to face the first team, and it was kind of a shock where the entire game changes, so I had to adjust my entire strategy. However, I’m adjusting well, and I believe this is my best run in a while. “.
The last time Jones started five consecutive Premier League games was more than four years ago, when he made his senior debut at the age of 17.
Additionally, he said in an interview with liverpool fc . com that “I’ve always been the same lad” when it comes to confidence. I’ve always believed in myself, but it’s been a difficult time with injuries and other things, so I haven’t really had a full run of games in the past.
But I kept my shirt when I played against Chelsea, and I still do. Because I know what it takes and because I’m enjoying it, I’m keeping it real and keeping my feet firmly planted. “.