Jurgen Klopp has one 'hope' after Curtis Jones performance

Jurgen Klopp says he has one 'hope' for Curtis Jones after the Liverpool midfielder thrived against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup.

Liverpool 'bounced back' after a disappointing draw against Manchester United with an emphatic win over West Ham on Wednesday. The Reds are into the EFL Cup semi-finals having torn David Moyes' side to shreds.

Dominik Szoboszlai got the ball rolling, scoring a fantastic goal from 25 yards. Curtis Jones scored a wonderful goal for the Reds' second before Cody Gakpo got onto the scoresheet himself. Mohamed Salah came off the bench to score, too, while Jones took the headlines by bagging a fifth that was out of the top drawer.

Jones picked the ball up deep and ran straight through West Ham, driving into the penalty area before finishing. It was a moment that reminded everyone of just how good the Scouser is - but now Jurgen Klopp has one hope for him.

He wants this to be the moment where Jones really kicks on to another level. Not that he was the only player to show everyone just how good he can be against West Ham.

Klopp was sure to remind everyone of that on BBC Radio Five Live when asked about how good Jones and Szoboszlai were.

"And Harvey Elliott and Jarrell Quansah and Joe Gomez - players that don't get the focus all the time," said Klopp. "They did well.

"Dominik has these kind of finishes in his skillset and I hope Curtis took a real step forward. That is something he can add on. He can do it, we saw. He is not used to it so we will keep working, offensively and defensively.

"Trent [Alexander-Arnold] comes on, then on the no.6 and Joe plays both full-back positions. We are lucky. "

Can this be Jones's moment? It felt like he did take a step forward here as he showed the confidence with the ball that everyone knows is there. Time will tell, but this could be a game everyone looks back on one day.

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