Liverpool appear like they’ve squeezed a diamond out of their coal-black season. Curtis Jones is making a behavior of shining on the darkest events. He was the star flip when his facet paid tribute to the unhappy passing of Gerard Houllier with victory over Tottenham Hotspur in December. And though the 20-year-old’s newest aim towards Sheffield United could by no means be rated amongst his most vital in what’s going to certainly be a gilded profession, there can be none extra poignant. “I want to dedicate this (aim) to Ali’s (Alisson’s) father,” mentioned Jones. “If Ali sees this, that is for you. He’s a robust lad, an enormous a part of the staff. And we miss him. I wish to dedicate this to him and his household.” Jones was, in fact, referencing Liverpool’s goalkeeper, whose absence in Bramall Lane put a number of the membership’s sporting difficulties into perspective. Jurgen Klopp granted the Brazilian compassionate go away following his father’s tragic loss of life. It’s the maturity of Jones which, allied to Liverpool having so many different issues to deal with, has maybe seen his elevation go extra unnoticed than would usually be the case.