As Steven Gerrard’s Rangers plough on through a tough season in which they are partaking in three competitions, squad depth is of the essence for what is a relatively thin squad and he should make a move for Liverpool’s Curtis Jones.
Having already lured the likes of Jon Flanagan, Ryan Kent, Ovie Ejaria and Jordan Rossiter to Ibrox from his former employers Liverpool, Gerrard should realistically dip back into the Merseyside market in January, with one player far more attractive than any other of the Reds’ youngsters.
17-year-old Jones, a true star throughout Liverpool’s pre-season back in the summer, has not truly kicked on in senior football since impressing Jurgen Klopp in the build up to the 2018/19 campaign.
The Reds’ starlet has played five times for Liverpool’s U23 side this season, although after his hugely encouraging performances in pre-season, perhaps a loan move into the senior side of the game would be best for his development.
Right now, as a teenage midfielder attempting to make it at Anfield, there is seemingly no better figure than Gerrard for Jones’ career to take off. The Rangers boss should know exactly what Jones needs at this stage on his career, and as we saw in his recent press conference, Gerrard doesn’t look like he’s messing about.
In terms of playing style, the teenage scouser is a tall, imposing midfield figure who also possesses excellent ball carrying ability with his dribbling skills; an odd trait for someone so tall to have alongside their physicality.
Similarly to the way in which the aforementioned Kent has kicked on in Scottish football after struggling to make an impact in England, a move to Glasgow has every chance of being the kickstart that Jones’ career is crying out for.