Curtis Jones He insisted that he never lost faith that he would win. Liverpool revival after going through a “hard period” to establish himself as a first-team regular.
The 22-year-old midfielder’s quick throws helped him stay in shape. reds to a comfortable 3-0 win under threat of relegation Leicester On Monday.
Jones now starts the Reds last nine Premier League Games that had previously only made two starts all season, with a shin injury that kept him on the sidelines until mid-October.
He also helped Liverpool in the late Champions League by scoring three goals in their last four games – ending an 18-month drought – as Jürgen Klopp’s team was one point behind the fifth and top four.
The England Under-21 national football player told the club’s official website: “In terms of confidence, I was always the same young man. I’ve always believed in myself, but it’s been a tough time, I’ve had injuries and all, so I haven’t really played a full game in the past.
“But I went against Chelsea and I kept my jersey and now I still have it. I enjoy it, I’m humble and I keep my feet on the ground and I know what it takes, so that’s what I do.
“As a kid during my academy days, I always scored goals and I can’t say I’m a star kid, but I’ve always been a kid who skips age groups.
“Then I came to the first team and it was kind of a shock that the whole game changed, so I had to make a change in my entire game. But I adapt well and I think it’s the best run I’ve had in a while.”
Jones took two hits in three minutes of the first half against Leicester before Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 25-yard effort added the brilliance.
He has left Leicester two points behind from safety with two games left and Jamie Vardy has admitted they must win at Newcastle on Monday and a final day visit to West Ham to stand a chance.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the striker said, “We have to put this in a corner of our minds now. “We have to focus on the next two games and get two wins. It’s going to be tough, but we know we’re talented in that locker room. It should click.
“We have two games left and there are at least two wins we can take to give ourselves a shot.
“So we’re going to go back to that training ground, spend the whole week looking at Newcastle, how to use our weaknesses and of course how to stop their strengths.
“We have to make sure we put in the 90-minute effort to get a win next week.”