'The talent I've got': Young Liverpool player has just set lofty goal and assist targets for the new season
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'The talent I've got': Young Liverpool player has just set lofty goal and assist targets for the new season

Curtis Jones has set himself lofty goal and assist targets for the new season. The Liverpool youngster wants to take a big step.

Curtis Jones isn’t messing around with his plans for the new season. The 21-year-old now enters his third full senior campaign with Liverpool and he’ll hope to get more games than ever.

Jones certainly plans on making a bigger impression than ever if his targets are anything to go by. He doesn’t view himself as merely a young player – it’s time to step up as a true senior star.

“I have to show the ability and the talent that I have got,” Jones told LFCTV. “I wouldn’t consider myself a young kid anymore.

“I’d like to go for 10 goals plus and 10 assists plus this season.”

Curtis Jones sets goal and assist targets

We wrote in June that this is a massive season for Jones because as he says, he won’t be a young player for much longer. It’s also a period where Liverpool are thinking about the future of their midfield – and the Scouser will want to be a big part of that.

Jordan Henderson, Thiago and James Milner are all beyond 30. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are both out of contract in 2023, too. We could see massive changes and that means incoming players.

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Jones, then, will want any new players to sit behind him in the pecking order. The only way he accomplishes that, though, is with a fantastic campaign this year.

And Jones unquestionably boasts the potential to do that. His stats down the years have been remarkable and we saw him dominate some big games last season.

But he needs to show more consistency and, in truth, a slightly higher level. In a year where we think Liverpool will put more emphasis on attacking midfielders, though, Jones should get the opportunity to really show what he can do.

10 goals and 10 assists would be magic – let’s see what he can do.

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