Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones is set for a position change whilst playing for England Under 21s against Croatia tonight.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim the 22-year-old is poised to start up front this evening, amid a striker crisis in the Three Lions’ squad.
Arsenal attacker and Reims loanee Folarin Balogun pulled out of the final camp before the summer European Championships through injury, leaving Aston Villa gem and Middlesbrough loanee Cameron Archer as the only recognised striker in the squad.
Having come off the bench to play up top against France, Jones scored a brace as England dominated 4-0 – as he impressed in the position.
As a result, the Reds ace is set to start up front in a false nine against Croatia tonight, when the Three Lions line out at Craven Cottage.
Jones set to play up front
This position change will be interesting to witness as a Liverpool fan, as Jones is yet to establish himself as a regular option for Jurgen Klopp in midfield.
Although he is extremely technical on the ball, he sometimes lacks that final pass – picking the wrong option at the last minute.
Therefore, perhaps the false nine role would suit him more as a player.
We all remember the 22-year-old’s screamer against Everton in the FA Cup. This suggested he has the finishing ability needed to succeed as an attacker, and his goal for England the other night was another great indicator of this.
If he excels, we could potentially see Klopp use Jones in the position later down the line.
Therefore, this is certainly a match worth watching!