Curtis Jones is backing himself to have his best season to date at Liverpool.
He has lofty ambitions for the campaign ahead, setting himself the target of “ten goals and ten assists.”
Jones asserted that “the whole team is good, but so am I, so I’ll show that this season.”
It is hugely important on Jones’ behalf that he has a productive season at Anfield with his future there far from secure.
To date, his best Premier League return is just one goal and two assists across a single season.
One suspects the 2022/23 season will be something of a make-or-break campaign for the Englishman.
Jones is now 21 years old; he has been in and around Liverpool's first team set-up for three years, and he has thus far failed to secure a regular starting role with the Reds.
Last season, he made just 15 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, making 10 starts.
Worryingly, he declined. Yes, he was dealing with various injury problems, but during the campaign before last he made 24 league appearances, starting 13 games.
A footballer’s progression is never linear. Young players are going to have their up and downs as they continue to develop, but it is still difficult to say whether Jones is good enough for Liverpool.
And with Jude Bellingham potentially set to joins the Reds next summer, the future of many a midfielder at Liverpool are up in the air.
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