Curtis Jones insists he’ll ‘play anywhere’ for Liverpool

Curtis Jones has explained that he “will play anywhere” for Liverpool and is delighted to be playing again after injury.

Scouser started Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli at Anfield and showed glimpses of the quality he possesses during the 2-0 defeat of the Serie A leaders.

Jurgen Klopp has often used the 21-year-old as a central midfielder, but the Academy graduate was later used against Luciano Spalletti’s side in a role he thinks suits him.

“Every time I play I enjoy it. Of course I was away for 10 weeks but now I am back playing such happy days,” the No. 17 told Liverpoolfc.com.

“I will play anywhere, I am one of them. Let’s say someone took a hit and I had to replace them in the back, then I’d play there and not complain. Since my days at the Academy I have always been an attacking kid, I have always said that I like to score goals and I like to create and stuff.

“The role had changed a bit, but today I was back on the left in a position that I love and have played a lot in. It was good, it was a good game.”

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Jones is a technically gifted player and someone who has the potential to create something out of nothing.

With his ability to drop his shoulder and turn players around, the England Under-21 international will now look to stay fit and earn as many minutes as possible for the remainder of the campaign.

He spoke about the confidence boost that inflicting a first loss of the season at Napoli will give the Liverpool team.

“It was a tough game [against] a great team, but the most important thing is that we did the job so happy days”, added Jones.

“Hundred percent [the clean sheet is a positive]. Any game we play is always good to keep a clean sheet, especially against a team like them that fly, score goals, win games.

“We kept them out of our goal, the guys scored too, so it was a good night.”

The next step for the FA Cup champions is a trip to face Spurs in the capital on Sunday.

With the Merseysiders already eight points behind Newcastle United, who sit bottom of the Champions League at the moment, many are calling the match a “must win” for Klopp’s men, but Jones insists it’s just “another game” for the team.

“As everyone says, it will be a tough match, but for us it’s just another match against another tough opponent,” he said.

“I would say that every game in the Premier League and the Champions League is always difficult, so I see it as just another game.”

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