3 Liverpool players that must excel in the 2024-25 season

  • Darwin Nunez has been a lightning rod for hot-takes when it comes to Liverpool fans during his two years with the club. 
  • There are a few Liverpool players that need to have a consistent and strong campaign or they could be on the move sooner than later
  • Curtis Jones was playing very well before his injury, but now he has to start all over
Atalanta v Liverpool FC: Quarter-Final Second Leg - UEFA Europa League 2023/24
Atalanta v Liverpool FC: Quarter-Final Second Leg - UEFA Europa League 2023/24 / Stefano Guidi/GettyImages
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Curtis Jones

The next player in these rankings is a local lad, one of our best Academy products in recent years. Jones has steadily worked his way up through the Liverpool ladder.

He has gotten better each and every season. This hit a crescendo halfway through this season when his consistently high-level performances in the midfield made him a regular starter. Cruelly, an injury derailed all of his momentum and he looked a shell of himself upon his return.

Jones is a fine player there is no doubt. Yet, he just missed being in the Top 15 of my recent player power rankings.

He does several things good or above average, but he has no elite skillset At least, not yet. He had 8 G/A this past season from 36 total appearances. That is an okay return, but you probably want it closer to 12-15.

At 23-years old Jones still has room to grow. Having said that, if you look at the situation, he has fallen behind fellow youngster Harvey Elliott for example.

Jones will need a strong season from start to finish in Year 1 under Arne Slot, otherwise, he may find himself becoming replaceable far sooner than anyone would have thought.