|Desc||There were never any doubts about Curtis Jones’ ability at Liverpool. The only concerns were over whether the midfielder, whom Jurgen Klopp describes as an ‘unbelievable player’, had the requisite patience to wait for his time to shine. The 19-year-old has improved immeasurably in that regard over the past year and is now reaping the rewards. This season alone, he has captained his boyhood club, and scored the decisive spot-kick in a Carabao Cup clash with Arsenal, as well as the winner in a Merseyside derby.|
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2019 01 07 Retrieve
[This season, Jones has moved from Under-18s football to Under-23s. It has not been an easy transition - Critchley’s side lack a goalscorer and have generally been underwhelming so far. Even Jones has struggled at times] Every young lad’s dream is to break into the first team. But saying that, if I want to catch the eye of the manager as an attacking player, I definitely think I’ll need a lot more goals and a lot more assists.
You see with Mane, Salah, Firmino, they’re causing teams a big problem and scoring a lot of goals. If I want to get the breakthrough and catch his eye, I need to be matching that
2019 09 26 Retrieve
[Is Curtis Jones a future Liverpool captain?] My next step should be a big one. Hopefully, I can get a [Premier League] debut and get a goal and give the fans what they deserve. Longer-term, my dreams are of being the captain of Liverpool Football Club, playing every week and winning a trophy
2020 01 09 Retrieve
[The rise of Curtis Jones - Liverpool’s newest Merseyside derby hero] I can’t sum up my emotions. I think for me, being a young lad, a local lad and playing for the team that I love and the fans that I love, it’s massive.
[Jones thrived under Gerrard when the Kop legend returned as an Academy coach in 2018] He was the perfect person at the perfect time to help me
[Gerrard sought to iron out the imperfections, the tendency to hold onto the ball too long, to over-elaborate when the game became too easy for him. He educated him on the importance of nutrition, recovery and professionalism] I wasn’t always taking it as seriously as I should have
2020 07 04 Retrieve
[Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones agrees new long-term contract] For me, as everyone knows, it’s massive. It’s my boyhood club and it’s the whole of my family’s club as well, so for me it’s huge. I think the environment and stuff is all positive and keeps me as positive as I can. Of course, we’re working with a great manager and around the best team in the world, so for me it was easy and [I’m] extremely proud. It’s a perfect environment. The whole of the team is perfect for me to watch every day in training. They do everything perfectly - their professionalism around the place, it’s perfect. So I’m picking up all that and taking it into my game and to me as a person. It’s paying off right