Curtis Jones got a taste of Liverpool glory when he scored the match winner to send Liverpool through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. The fact that the game was against Everton made it even sweeter.
Now that he’s had that breakthrough, the young Scouser is eager for more opportunities in Klopp’s team, but he knows that it will take plenty of work to elbow his way through the mass of world-class attackers in front of him.
“I’m trying to push for a place in the first team but there’s some world-class players who score a lot of goals. So I’m trying to compete with the best in the world,” Jones said after scoring one and assisting another goal in the Liverpool U23s 5-0 dismantling of Southampton U23s.
He admitted, “As soon as I started with the first team, it was mad and I couldn’t really dream of it. Being a local lad, it was always my dream to be around the first team.
”But I knew how difficult it would be with the way of the team – there’s great players. I’m just happy that I’m around there and I’m giving 100 per cent every day. I’m trying to push for a place in the first team.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold is the most recent Scouser to earn a permanent spot in Klopp’s side, and it would be great if Jones follows in his footsteps and becomes the next great hometown hero.