Jordan Henderson has made sure that his fellow midfielder Curtis Jones has his time in the spotlight. Jones has had to manage his time on the training pitch this season due to a troublesome injury medical staff have “never seen before.” Despite this, he has been able to start four matches in succession, playing 310 of the last 360 minutes. Henderson praised Jones in his programme note on Saturday, saying that “everyone who has played with Curtis or watched him develop from a young player to a first-team pro will not need me to tell them about his ability.” He added that Jones has had “more than his fair share of injury problems this season” but is now “overcome these challenges” and is “deserving of plaudits.” Taking the left-sided No. 8 role, Jones has kept Thiago out of the starting lineup since the Spaniard returned to fitness. He has Gini Wijnaldum-esque qualities and is displaying increased maturity and discipline in his play. After a troublesome season, Jones is now ending the season on a high and will take the confidence into pre-season.