Jones backs Alisson to bounce back from Man City mistakes

Curtis Jones also admitted that it was a “hard game” for himself personally against Manchester City as Liverpool lost 4-1 at Anfield.

The midfielder has already played 25 times for Liverpool so far this season. This already surpasses his number of outings last term, as he played 12 times across all competitions.

The 2o-year-old has started eight times in the Premier League this campaign, with eight more appearances coming off the bench.

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Jones played 68 minutes as Liverpool were beaten by Manchester City last weekend. Alisson made two huge mistakes that directly led to goals for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Jones defended Alisson by insisting that those mistakes “happen to the best of us”:

“Two years ago, I don’t think I would ever have thought that I would have played this amount of games. It’s been a positive period for me on a personal note.

“But I’m happy I’m doing well. I’m a player who wants to be counted on and hopefully, I can help the boys out going forward.

“I’ve always said that I’m a confident lad who likes to get the ball and try to make things happen. That’s what I was trying to do (against Manchester City).

“It was a hard game, it was a great test for me and a great experience. I think I did okay.

[On Alisson’s mistakes vs Man City]: “It happens to the best of us. It was exactly the same with me against West Brom.

“I tried to dribble in an area that I shouldn’t have and I gave the ball away, corner and goal.

“You can look at that as I’ve cost the team there as well, and now, unfortunately, it was Ali’s turn against City.

“But he’s a huge player for us, a huge person for us and he’s kept us (in games) a lot as well.

“I think everybody got around him well. He knew himself as well at the same time but it was just good to see the way the lads were with him.”

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