A freak training incident saw Jones receive a finger in his eye and it is now to keep him sidelined for the immediate future, in what is a frustrating diagnosis.
Liverpool confirmed the issue “is specific to the eye and not the socket” with club doctor Jim Moxon on hand to explain the reason for Jones’ prolonged absence from the team.
“It’s a freak injury and very unlucky, but the important thing to emphasise is there is no lasting damage and his vision won’t be impacted beyond the recovery period,” Moxon said.
“However, the nature of the issue means caution is important; we need to allow it time to heal and we can’t rush it, therefore it won’t be a speedy return.
“It needs to mend before we are able to reintroduce Curtis to full training, but there are things he can do in the meantime to maintain fitness.
“We can’t put a specific timescale on a return beyond it will be a number of weeks from now as it heals naturally, so it’s not one we will risk and patience is a virtue with this specific recovery.”
Jones was spotted in the gym at Kirkby alongside Harvey Elliott and it is where he shall stay as he continues his individual programme, keeping Klopp without a midfield option at the start of a hectic run of games.