Curtis Jones may have been wearing the captain’s armband in the Under-23s’ 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Monday night, but that did not stop some Liverpool fans from blasting the young midfielder for his performance. Jones, 18, lined up on the left-wing but failed to impress a section of supporters on Twitter with his attacking play. However this is definitely very harsh on the young England Under-18 international. Chelsea’s Under-23s consisted of top first-team players like Antonio Rudiger and Michy Batshuayi, who scored twice in the Premier League 2 showdown. Jones and his team-mates were always going to have less of the ball and fewer opportunities than what they were hoping. It’s been a tough start to the season for Liverpool’s Under-23s. They have lost 3-2 to Oldham, lost 4-0 to Tottenham and now 3-0 to Chelsea. Hopefully they can improve soon so that Jurgen Klopp is given something to think about when it comes to picking some of the players for his first-team.
Live4Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Watching #LFC u23's v Chelsea. Getting overrun
Kelleher looking good then rushes out too fat to block and they scare. Poor Brewster is up against 2 massive centre backs inc Rudiger and getting no change. Curtis Jones disappointing and Larouci is NOT a defender. Not optimistic!
— Elliot Harris (@elliotharris) August 19, 2019
Not a chance Rhian Brewster makes it at Liverpool. Same with Larouci and Curtis Jones.
— ???????? ???????? ???????? (@NuriKebab) August 19, 2019
Lads, Curtis Jones’ all round play is absolutely bang average.
— Liverpool6Times (@josephh93863410) August 19, 2019
I swear Curtis Jones could be so much better if his decision making was better.
— ? (@BabyKeith8) August 19, 2019
Curtis Jones hasn’t got it.
— Josh (@AllezItsJosh) August 19, 2019
U23’s getting torn a new one by Chelsea as they head for their third defeat out of three and with Van Den Berg, Brewster, Hoever, Jones and Elliott amongst others all playing maybe not as close to ready for the first team as we thought
— Mark Lumsden (@lfclumo) August 19, 2019
Ryan Brewster, Curtis Jones and a few others are starting for this u23s team. If they’re struggling with u23s then PL players will create some real trouble. https://t.co/uUNStdAyAd
— Justin Wells (@RollsonShabbos) August 19, 2019