By Paul Robinson

12th Oct, 2021 | 8:00pm

Klopp 'over the moon' after 'brilliant' Liverpool player footage emerges - Robinson

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp “will be over the moon” to see Curtis Jones fit and firing for England Under-21s, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Tottenham and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said it would have been “a big blow” if the 20-year-old was injured for Saturday’s trip to Watford.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo (10th October), the Reds were left sweating on Jones’ fitness after he suffered a groin injury in training.

However, the centre-midfielder recovered to star in England Under-21s 1-0 victory over Andorra on Monday.

As shown by footage, he provided a brilliant assist for Emile Smith-Rowe’s winner.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the latest, Robinson said: “It’s a boost that he’s not injured.

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“Klopp will be over the moon because it would have been a big blow if he was injured.

“Liverpool are light in the centre of the park with Thiago [Alcantara] and [Harvey] Elliott already out. They let Wijnaldum go in the summer and I think it has left them short in that area.

“Jones has been brilliant since he has come into the team. He has taken his opportunity with both hands. You would expect him to get the nod to start against Watford this weekend.”

Liverpool travel to Watford in the early kick-off on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently second in the Premier League table.

In other news, Kevin Campbell is unhappy with Klopp after a divisive Liverpool update from the BBC.