Curtis Jones could cause Liverpool transfer rethink amid incredible form
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Liverpool star Curtis Jones scored a brace in his side's 3-0 win over Leicester on Monday - and his performances may change the Reds' transfer plans this summer.
Jones started as part of a midfield three at the King Power Stadium - a role he has become accustomed to since making his first team debut in 2019.
But Trent Alexander-Arnold's midfield/right-back hybrid role that he has played in recent weeks has allowed Jones the freedom to get further forward more often - and he utilised that freedom to full effect on Monday.
His two goals well exceptionally well taken, and included a volley at the back post from Mohamed Salah's in-swinging cross.
The performance earned him the player of the match award - and with Liverpool needing to sign midfielders this summer, Jones has surely done enough for Klopp to consider allowing him to keep his place next season.
Liverpool could perform midfielder U-turn
Out of the three, Mac Allister and Mount would likely play the more advanced role at Anfield, meaning that if Jones is able to play an active part next term, Klopp would potentially only need to seal a transfer for one of those players.
And with the Daily Mirror claiming that Liverpool are readying a £70 million deal for Mac Allister, they may decide against signing Chelsea star Mount in the summer.
The 24-year-old, described as 'terrific' by ex-Reds midfielder Danny Murphy, has yet to agree new terms to extend his Chelsea contract which expires in June 2024 and has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield.
Speaking after the Leicester win, meanwhile, Klopp was full of praise for Jones' performance - and his recent displays after fully recovering from a string of injuries.
He said (quotes via LiverpoolWorld): "He improved a lot, so I think a lot of things came together.
"You should not forget he is still a young boy and one or two years ago he played super games for us as well. Then he had a difficult spell with injuries, that's true - strange injuries, a finger in the eye and stuff like this. It took him out for a real while, but this year was especially bad.
"He is a good finisher, we saw now a couple of times, both goals were absolutely exceptional. I am not sure they were real chances.
"He is in a good moment, really cool."