Sources: Klopp blocks Liverpool player exit after U-turn on temp deal
Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool man-of-the-moment Curtis Jones he will not be going out on loan this month, Football Insider can reveal.
The attacking midfielder, 18, had been set for a temporary move in the second half of the campaign to get senior match experience under his best.
Klopp had planned to loan him out to one of his many suitors, including clubs in the English Championship, Scottish Premiership and across Europe.
Told it's unlikely that Rhian Brewster will be loaned to Salzburg in January. Championship most likely for him. Expect that to move forward after Carabao Cup game.
Curtis Jones another who will go out, providing the fit is right. Swansea among those to have asked about both.
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) December 12, 2019
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the Anfield manager has made it clear to Jones and interested clubs that he will now be staying for the rest of the campaign.
Klopp had been leaning that way in the week or two leading up to Jones’ stunning display in Sunday’s FA Cup third-round 1-0 win over Everton.
The teenager was the star of a superb performance from a fledgling Liverpool team and scored a magnificent goal that will go down in the annals of the competition.
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Jones’ performance has convinced Klopp that he could have a major role to play as the team chase title, European and cup glory over the coming months.
Jones, who has been capped by England at Under-19 level, made his Premier League debut in Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Bournemouth last month and has now made five senior appearances.
His stunner against Everton was his first senior goal for the club, and he has also supplied one assist.