Liverpool hero Curtis Jones set to be named in England’s provisional Euro 2024 squad

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Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones is expected to be named in England’s provisional Euro 2024 squad, according to reliable journalist David Ornstein.

The Reds’ season is officially over, following Sunday’s 2-0 win at home to Wolves, with Jurgen Klopp’s time at the club coming to an end.

For many players, attention will now turn to Euro 2024, with the Germany-hosted tournament getting underway on June 14th, as Andy Robertson’s Scotland take on the hosts in the opening game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is Liverpool’s most high-profile English player, with the 25-year-old potentially playing a key role for the Three Lions this summer, but it looks as though one of his Liverpool teammates could be set to join him.

According to The Athletic‘s Ornstein on X, Jones is likely to be named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional England squad for the Euros on Tuesday, but former Reds captain Jordan Henderson is expected to miss out:

“EXCL: Jordan Henderson left out of provisional England squad for Euro 2024. Ajax midfielder central to Southgate reign but 33yo not on long list announced later today. Curtis Jones + James Trafford among expected inclusions.”

Our thoughts on Jones making the England squad…

This is fantastic news for Jones on a personal level, with the 23-year-old maturing so much as a footballer in recent years, becoming a key part of Klopp’s plans.

In fact, only injuries have prevented the midfielder from featuring even more prominently – he was limited to just 14 Premier League starts in 2023/24 – and he is going to be a massive player for new Liverpool manager Arne Slot.

Admittedly, Jones hasn’t yet been picked for England’s final squad, and missing out on that now would be a blow for him, but he has done more than enough to justing a place on the plane to Germany next month.

The likes of Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden feel like certainties to start, while Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo is a fashionable option at the momnt, but the Liverpool man could be such an effective substitute.

His ball retention in tight areas and strong defensive work are superior to Henderson these days – he completed 91.5% of his passes in the league this season – and Southgate deserves praise for making a bold decision in going with Jones, as he looks to make his senior international debut in the near future.

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