Curtis Jones hopes his display at Chelsea on Tuesday night was the beginning of a strong run of form and opportunities.

The 22-year-old made a first start since November in Liverpool's goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. 

Nothing could separate the two sides in the nip-and-tuck encounter in the capital, with Jones pleased to get 79 minutes under his belt on his return to Jürgen Klopp's XI.

"I was decent," the Scouser assessed in a post-match interview with "I've been out for, say, 15 weeks and it's been an up-and-down time. 

"I was steady, I was keeping the ball, I wasn't trying to do too much. It was good to be out there with the team and I'll see what the rest of the season looks like. 

"The more I play, the better I am. As I said, it's been a hard time but now I'm back, so I'm excited."

On the game itself, Jones reflected: "We've not been on the best of runs, it's been a difficult time for myself and the whole of the team. 

"But [getting] a point here is hard but we've come here, done a job and it's a step – I wouldn't call it the right direction because we wanted to come here and take all three – but a point's a point and we kick on."

The Reds' next fixture arrives on Sunday afternoon when league leaders Arsenal visit Anfield. 

Jones holds confidence he and his teammates can secure victory against Mikel Arteta's side, though knows they'll have to produce a performance full of intensity and bravery in the 4.30pm BST kick-off. 

He said: "I think the energy and stuff has to stay the same and when we have the ball we just need to play more as a team and settle down more – we can play more. Just be confident. 

"We're still a world-class team, we're just having a bit of a blip and that happens of course. So, just go out there and be ourselves again."