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Emile Heskey picks Curtis Jones as Liverpool young player of the year

Liverpool have some exciting young players bursting through at the moment. Neco Williams has proved to be a solid, promising deputy to the best right back in the world. Rhys Williams has been dependable during the injury crisis. Harvey Elliott is tearing it up in the Championship. One man stands out above the rest. Emile Heskey has picked Curtis Jones as his Liverpool young player of the year.

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Breakthrough year

The year started brightly for Curtis Jones.

On the 5th of January the Scouser started in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield.

The Reds were taking on Everton in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Scouser announced himself to the country when he curled a winner into the top corner after 71 minutes.

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He finished the season with a flurry of Premier League appearances after the title was won.

Since then he’s become a regular fixture in the midfield as the Reds battle an injury crisis.

December has seen the best of him, including a man of the match showing in a title clash against Spurs.

Emile Heskey on Curtis Jones

Ahead of the New Year we caught up with ex-Liverpool and England striker Emile Heskey.

We asked the former Anfield hitman for his highs and lows of the year, his bests and worsts. Emile Heskey told us Curtis Jones is his Liverpool young player of 2020:

“I would go with Curtis Jones.

“I think he’s broken onto the scene now and shown he’s more than capable of pitting his wits against the best in the league and really making the difference in this Liverpool side.

“I know a lot of people say Trent is still young and he’s a stalwart and he’s a very important part of the Liverpool side but I’m looking at someone who has broken into the side and who is giving something different as well.

“He knows where the back of the net is, he’s not shy to have a go. From [the goal against Everton] you could see it.”

What RTK has to say

We can’t argue with Emile Heskey picking Curtis Jones as the Liverpool young player of the year.

We went for Trent ourselves but only because Curt won our breakthrough player of the year.

The midfielder is getting better by the week and we expect that by the start of next season he’ll have really carved out a role for himself in the side.

He is certainly going to be an exciting one to watch develop.

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