(Porto-Liverpool 1-5) If Liverpool’s forward trio fired the defender, it was 20-year-old Curtis Jones who shook them with the big win at the Estadio do Dragao.
Curtis was great. On paper, he’s very young, but I feel like he’s been a part of the team for several years. He adapted and matured well, but he had to be patient. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson told BT Sport after Jones’ performance that he has the potential to become a top player.
Because even though Mohamed Salah (two goals), Roberto Firmino (2) and Sadio Mane (1) scored the goals at the time. Once again, Liverpool ruined Porto In Portugal, it was Curtis Jones who excelled at the joint behind the attacking stars.
Youngster Mr Jones was Liverpool’s penultimate player and scored four of the visitors’ five goals. Two of them were direct passes to score goals, and two of them were bounces from his shots.
However, he got the place probably due to the unsightly injury of Harvey Elliott, who lost most of the season with an ankle injury.
Before his injury, Elliott was the player in that position. Jones has always been here and there, but for his sake he needs continuity. When he gets the chance, he should do like that tonight, says former striker Michael Owen at BT Sport.
For the third time in a row, Liverpool have won by four goals away from home to Porto and now have a 2-14 overall goal difference in this period. Manager Jurgen Klopp described the result as ‘almost perfect’, with Captain Henderson disappointed that they were let in. However, that did not diminish Jones’ praise.
He has graceful legs and sucks all the time. Former national team striker Peter Crouch said on BT Sport that he was absolutely fantastic tonight.
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