Liverpool had a good weekend. It feels good to say that. The Reds finally put an end to their shocking run of form with a comfortable win over Sheffield United. Jürgen Klopp’s side were in control throughout their 2-0 win. Speaking after the game Chris Wilder praised Curtis Jones and the Liverpool academy.
Liverpool ease past Blades
This weekend was massive for the Reds.
We simply had to win. After four defeats on the bounce, failing to beat the division’s bottom club would’ve been an utter disaster.
Thankfully the lads did the business.
Liverpool were creative at Bramall Lane, using the ball sharply and creating plenty of chances.
Aaron Ramsdale put in a defiant performance in the first half, denying Roberto Firmino early on among other strong moments.
Curtis Jones netted the opener shortly after halftime, rifling into the bottom corner past a helpless Ramsdale.
The second goal was a touch fortuitous with a Blades defender deflecting Roberto Firmino’s effort into his own net.
Chris Wilder on Curtis Jones
Our Scouser in the middle was excellent on Sunday night.
Chris Wilder was full of praise for Curtis Jones and the Reds’ academy for producing him; the Blades boss is quoted by the Liverpool ECHO as saying:
“Andy Robertson and Trent (Alexander-Arnold), the best pair of full-backs not just in this division but in European football.
“In midfield there is Thiago, (Gini) Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones, who is a terrific young player – they have always produced good young players – and it’s still the front three at the top of the pitch.”
What RTK has to say
Our academy has always produced good young players but they haven’t always broken through.
Thankfully the link between the academy and the first team seems as strong ever at the moment.
Chris Wilder was full of praise for Curtis Jones this weekend but in a few years time it could be Layton Stewart or James Balagizi.