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Curtis Jones to miss Norwich City game with concussion; return date set

Curtis Jones has a concussion and will not face Norwich City on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp confirmed the situation.

Curtis Jones suffered a concussion this week and will now miss Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Norwich City. The 20-year-old should be back training on Sunday, however.

“He had a slight concussion so we just have to follow the protocol,” Jurgen Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com on Wednesday.

“He is fine, he feels fine again, but that’s the protocol. He is available for training from Sunday on I think.”

Klopp went on to confirm that Jones is the only real ‘injury’ issue ahead of the game. While some players might not be ready from a fitness point of view, the Scouser is the only one ruled out.

Curtis Jones suffers concussion

This is a real blow for Jones, in all honesty. He’s not a first-choice player just yet but almost certainly would have started this one.

Neither Thiago nor Jordan Henderson will likely be fit to play Norwich. That makes Jones one of the better options – arguably the best, in fact.

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Instead, he’ll have to sit it out. Thiago and Henderson may be back for the next one, depending on how things go.

So that’s a definite blow. On the plus side, Klopp is adamant that Jones feels fine, which is a relief.

But we would have liked to see him in this one. We’re incredibly high on Jones, believing him to be a far better player than most realise.

This was a great opportunity to put himself in the mix for starts right from the off. Instead, he’ll be watching like the rest of us.

Hopefully, this is a quick recovery and he can fight for a place soon after. This is a big season for Jones – not the perfect start but he’ll recover.

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