Journalist reveals what Liverpool midfielder needs to add to his game

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Journalist Simon Hughes has stated that Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones has the potential to be a “mainstay” in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.

However, Hughes believes that Jones needs to find the back of the net more consistently.

Hughes is under the impression that Jones will get more of an opportunity to play for Liverpool’s first-team if he does score a few more goals.

“I think he’s [Jones] had a quieter back end to the season but I think he did well in those earlier months up until Christmas and is showing enough promise to suggest he can become a mainstay in the midfield,” Hughes told The Red Agenda podcast.

“He probably needs to add a few goals to his game.

“I know the Liverpool midfield’s responsibility aren’t primarily goalscoring but I think he does get into some really good positions and could have had a few more goals, which would have added weight to the argument that he should be in the team a lot more often.”

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Jones has been solid for Liverpool this season. The midfielder has scored four goals and registered four assists in 32 appearances.

Jones is also averaging a WhoScored player rating of 6.72 across the 2020-21 campaign.

However, we do agree with Hughes that Jones should be looking to add more goals to his game. The 20-year-old is more than capable in front of goal.

Back in January 2020, Jones scored a superb goal against Everton at Anfield in the FA Cup.

The footage above highlights that Jones is a player with end product. Therefore, we want to see the midfielder find the back of the net on a more consistent basis from next season onwards.

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