Liverpool failed to find a breakthrough against a spirited Bury outfit as they played out a 0-0 draw, but fans remained optimistic over the showing of one particular youngster.
The Reds’ third pre-season outing failed to reap its rewards on the scoreboard but their League Two opponents provided yet another stage for Jurgen Klopp‘s youngsters to impress and his senior charges to gear up for the season opener.
A poor opening half saw Liverpool’s attack struggle to effectively link up, and while sweeping changes at half-time saw an increase in tempo, a breakthrough failed to arrive at Gigg Lane.
Here is how supporters reacted to Liverpool’s goalless draw on Twitter and our forums.
In a quiet opening period, Curtis Jones continued to impress and look at home within the senior setup…
I really like this Curtis Jones kid. Looks very composed considering he’s surrounded by first team players
— Kopite Corner ???????????? (@Kopite_Corner) July 14, 2018
If Nabil Fekir is even half as good as Curtis Jones we need to sign him up.
— Ben Smith (@benmightsay) July 14, 2018
Curtis Jones off target from distance. He's been bright and busy, backs himself on the ball which is great to see in one so young. Pretty low-key half generally from #LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) July 14, 2018
Curtis Jones’ body feints should be illegal. Kid is one hell of a player.
— Paddy (@TheNotoriousPGM) July 14, 2018
“Curtis Jones also looking very handy so far in pre-season. Could definitely be one to watch.”
Cynicaloldgit on the forums.
Been super impressed with Curtis Jones so far this pre season, definitely one to watch for next season!! #LFC
— Jack (@Jackr_21) July 14, 2018
Enjoyable watching Curtis Jones. Always scanning, positionally aware, good passing range, intelligent movement, wants the ball, defensively diligent, has the proclivity to make the right decision rather than the one that looks most flash. #LFC
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) July 14, 2018
— The Normal One (@Shai_lfc) July 14, 2018
Divock Origi on the other hand, didn’t impress…
Divock Origi doesn’t even look like a footballer at the moment. He’s regressed dramatically over the last 18 months.
— Ben D'Arcy (@ben_darcy) July 14, 2018
Abject half, but it happens. No need to worry, unless you're Divock Origi – this pre-season is probably his last chance to impress, and he's doing the exact opposite of that against teams he should be bullying.
— James Martin (@JamesMartin013) July 14, 2018
Poor half from LFC. Origi couldn't cross his legs at the moment..
— Macers (@Macers2000) July 14, 2018
A goalless first 45 minutes arguably as poor as the second half against Tranmere midweek. Origi not comfortable wide left & looks low on confidence after squandering a one-on-one, @LFC's best chance
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) July 14, 2018
Pedestrian half from LFC. For someone who’s suppose to have a point to prove, Origi doesn’t look arsed one bit
— Baby Keith (@PatMacauley) July 14, 2018
There were mixed reactions to the performance and result and the hope will be for improvements in future games.
I know it's preseason and all that jazz….. but I was expecting at least a goal from Liverpool against a team that's shipped 10 in their last two games.
— Stuart2Caven™© (@Stuart2Caven) July 14, 2018
“A good run-out for the players, a magnified training session. But credit to Bury for defending well all through the match.”
Hope in Your Heart on the forums.
— Rob (@Koppite4004) July 14, 2018
“I wouldn’t call it dull it was a good run out for our new signings and younger players; also Lallana looked great and full of energy. It would have been nice to have got a couple of goals but it wasn’t to be. Overall though there was some great link-up play and we created some fine chances and it gives us reason to be excited for the new season #YNWA”
Chris Parker on Facebook.