Harry Redknapp hails Curtis Jones after brace against West Ham

Harry Redknapp insists Curtis Jones would ‘walk into almost any team in the Premier League’ after his two-goal display in Liverpool’s 5-1 win over West Ham, as he backs the midfielder to nail down a regular starting spot at Anfield

  • Curtis Jones scored twice in Liverpool’s 5-1 win against West Ham at Anfield
  • Harry Redknapp feels he will soon become a regular starter for the Reds
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Harry Redknapp believes Curtis Jones deserves more game time at Liverpool after starring in their 5-1 win against West Ham on Wednesday.

Jones has been on the periphery of the first team this season, but made the most of a rare start at Anfield as he scored twice in a thumping win for Jurgen Klopp’s men to book their place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

After watching Jones deliver a man of the match display, Redknapp praised Jones’ loyalty after a stop-start campaign at Anfield, and backed him to get his reward by nailing down a regular starting spot in the near future.

‘He could go and walk into almost any team in the Premier League and play there but he obviously wants to stay and win his place at Liverpool,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports.

‘It looks like a matter of time before he gets that regular berth in the team. He looks too good not to play.’

Curtis Jones scored twice in Liverpool’s 5-1 thrashing of West Ham on Wednesday night

Harry Redknapp believes it only ‘a matter of time’ before Jones become a regular starter

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Jones did not start in Liverpool’s drab 0-0 draw with Manchester United last weekend, but has now staked his claim to be named in the starting XI when the team welcome league leaders Arsenal to Anfield on Saturday.

Redknapp feels Jurgen Klopp will struggle to find a reason to leave him out of that top-of-the-table clash after Jones ran the show against West Ham.

‘Selection problems for Saturday, great problems,’ Redknapp continued.

‘Curtis Jones, does he play Saturday? One or two of them tonight have made it difficult for him to leave them out. No injuries, perfect night, five goals. Absolutely slaughtered West Ham tonight.’

Redknapp’s son, Jamie, was also on punditry duty for Sky Sports and was equally impressed with Jones’ performance.

He was left in awe of the movement and finish from Jones for his first goal as he played a slick one-two before scoring from a tight angle.

Redknapp Jr admitted it reminded him of a certain Reds legend – Steven Gerrard.

‘When Curtis Jones was a young player, Steven Gerrard was trying to cut his teeth coaching,’ Jamie said as he analysed the goal.

‘He would have seen Steven was his coach, that little goal today when he played it around the corner that was Steven Gerrard-esque and he’d have probably worked on that in training and seen it. 

‘That’s what you need, good role models, people that set great examples every day in training.’

Jamie Redknapp felt Jones’ first goal was reminiscent of ones Steven Gerrard used to score


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Jones has shown glimpses of his talent this season, but has struggled to string a consistent run of games together due to suspension and injuries.

But he put in arguably his best performance of the season to date on Wednesday night, and Reds boss Klopp was delighted to see the midfielder enjoy a breakthrough moment.

‘I am really happy for him,’ Klopp told Sky Sports. 

‘He has this speed and tempo and doesn’t use it often enough, hopefully tonight is a like an eye-opener for him. Top game and looked really sharp throughout.’

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