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Curtis Jones: Anfield Goal was Better Than a Dream

Local lad got a local goal. The world does give us good moments, after all.

Liverpool FC v Everton FC - FA Cup Third Round Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

We’re finally coming to the end of an exhausting set of fixtures, and we’re ending it on a high note: a victory over Everton at Anfield, and glory piled on 18-year-old Liverpool boy, Curtis Jones when he scored his first ever senior team goal. There’s no upper limit on how many times you can watch the goal, so here it is again:

The goal itself was an absolute stunner, but for Jones it was an absolute dream come true.

“I dream of a lot of things but this one was ahead of a dream,” Jones said after the game. “I can’t sum up my emotions. There are world-class players all over this team but I think I went out and showed what I could do. The ball came to me and I only had one thing in mind – to shoot. It’s massive for me and the rest of the young boys. At times it’s frustrating thinking you might get a chance but then having to sit on the bench and watch.”

The kids definitely made a convincing case for far more chances on the senior team, and Jones (among several other youth players) made quite an impression on Klopp:

“He’s an unbelievable player. A scouser, very confident, can’t wait to play in the first team. He has made big steps. He will be a Liverpool player if nothing strange happens, 100%. In Germany, because of a different system, he would play 100% another year in the youth team and nowhere else. Here he is around the first team.”