Following his great performance in Liverpool’s Champions League triumph against Porto, Michael Owen believes Curtis Jones deserves a run in the side ‘for the sake of his future.’
As Liverpool ran riot with a 5-1 victory, the 20-year-old Liverpudlian bagged two assists and was vitally involved in the build-up for two others. Jones had to wait for his opportunity at the start of the season, but he has already started each of his team’s last three games.
Former Liverpool striker Owen now believes Jones’ pursuit for greater playing time could be aided by the injuries the Reds are currently dealing with.
‘A hundred percent, but you’d say when Harvey Elliott got injured, he was the man wearing that shirt,’ Owen said when asked if he could fight the likes of Naby Keita and Thiago for a starting spot. It has resulted in one or two injuries.
‘But as Jordan Henderson mentioned he’s always been in and around played here and there. It’s about time for his sake of his career that he has a long run in the team.
Source: Daily Mail