Liverpool Midfielder Linked With A Loan Switch To Blackburn Rovers: Should Klopp Sanction His Departure?

According to a recent report by The Sun, Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones has caught the attention of Blackburn Rovers as the Championship outfit look to lure him away from Anfield on a loan deal. It is understood that the Lancashire side are prepared to promise the English starlet regular first-team opportunities at Ewood Park to land him on loan next season (via The Sun).

Jones’ Incredible Form At Anfield This Season

The Liverpool-born talent has enjoyed a fruitful season for his boyhood club despite making only six senior appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s first-team so far. He has caught the eye with his match-winning performances in the FA Cup this season and is set to play an integral role for his hometown club when Shrewsbury Town visit Anfield on Tuesday night.

Jones has scored two goals in six matches for the Merseyside outfit this term. He has averaged 1.0 tackles, 0.5 interceptions and 0.5 shots per game in the English top-flight this season with a pass success rate of 95.5% (stats via whoscored). The 19-year-old is an exceptional midfielder so Liverpool should consider letting him leave on loan rather than hamper his development by retaining his services at Merseyside in the coming months.

At the same time, Klopp will benefit from his presence at Anfield especially if his side can secure progression into the next round of the FA Cup. Furthermore, it is quite likely that Liverpool will be able to win the Premier League title with a few matches to spare this season. The Reds could benefit from having a player of Jones’ potential to experience what it is like to play Premier League football week in week out.

 

Curtis Jones of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool at Ewood Park on July 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Why Liverpool Should Retain Jones’ Services For The Next Few Years

Jones has fit into Klopp’s system well and has been quite effective in helping his team dominate matches in the cup competitions. His performance versus Everton in the Merseyside derby was exceptional that highlighted his attacking prowess as well as his defensive discipline. The English starlet can contribute by scoring a few goals from midfield and has the potential to become a household name in English football.

Losing him even on a loan deal could hurt Liverpool’s chances of success in the upcoming campaign. Therefore, Klopp should consider keeping him at Anfield for the time being as he could soon break out as a first-team starter,

Jones has shown enough potential during his time with the senior team this season to justify a permanent spot in Klopp’s match-day squad in the coming weeks when the fixtures come thick and fast across all competitions.

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