Gary Lineker predicted big things for Curtis Jones last night, as the midfielder ran the show at Anfield and helped Liverpool to the three points v Spurs.
The MOTD presenter said Jones is on track to become a ‘Helluva player,’ and we agree entirely!
What a lovely footballer @curtisjr_10 is. Gonna be a helluva player. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 16, 2020
Dave Maddock of the Mirror made an even bigger claim, however, stating that right now, Jones it the best English midfielder in the country!
Reluctant to even say this, but is there a better English midfielder in the Premier League than Curtis Jones right now? Henderson's knowledge and leadership puts him ahead obviously, but in terms of all round ability?
Think he walks into Southgate's squad on current form.#LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) December 16, 2020
We think this entirely depends on how you’d classify Jack Grealish, but he’s definitely outperforming many of the regular names you find in the England squad.
Is Kalvin Philips better than Jones? Is Harry Winks, for example?
Having said that, we couldn’t care less if Jones gets full England colours this season.
Our only priority for the teenager is for him to keep doing the business in red.
Right now, even with the likes of Thiago and Naby Keita returning to fitness, you couldn’t argue about Jones’ inclusion in our strongest starting XI.