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    Sunday, 29 November 2020

    Danny Mills tells Klopp to avoid fielding Curtis Jones regularly

    Danny Mills has warned Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones still lacks the experience to be a regular first-team player


    Jones has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's senior team this season.

    The  Liverpool academy graduate was forced to play as a makeshift right-back in the second half of Saturday's draw at Brighton following a hamstring injury suffered by James Milner.

    But, according to Mills , from what he has alleged to have seen so far, the England U21 player is not ready to be a regular first-team player yet.

    "All of their young players, from what I’ve seen so far, they’re all squad players," Mills told Football Insider.

    "I haven't seen any of them that are ready to step up into the first team as a regular starter.


    "I think Curtis Jones has done well and he’s had a part to play.

    "But long-term, can you go the whole season with him in the side and off the back of that challenge for the Champions League, challenge again for the Premier League?

    "He's not quite at that level yet. He’s a good young prospect but you need to drip feed them in, give them two or three games at a time to build that experience.

    "The moment they have a poor performance you take them out, give them a little bit of a rest because you always get ups and downs.

    "Undoubtedly there are some talented players in there but can Curtis Jones play in midfield the rest of the season and Liverpool still challenge for the league and the Champions League? I think that’s a stretch too far."

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