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How Jurgen Klopp reacted after seeing Liverpool star Curtis Jones play for the first time

How Jurgen Klopp reacted after seeing Liverpool star Curtis Jones play for the first time

Klopp quotes have re-emerged.

Jurgen Klopp's reaction to seeing Curtis Jones play for the first time has re-emerged following the Liverpool star's brace against Leicester on Monday.

Jones earned the player of the match award for his display at the King Power Stadium, with his two goals coming inside two minutes in the first half.

The 24-year-old's first goal saw him arrive at the back post to volley in Mohamed Salah's cross. But his second strike was even better.

On the edge of the area, Jones received Salah's pass and took a touch to turn his body towards goal, before firing an unstoppable effort beyond Foxes goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

It is the first time the England youth international has netted a Premier League brace for Liverpool - he achieved the feat in a Carabao Cup game against Lincoln City - and the eventual 3-0 victory took the Reds to within one point of the Champions League places, having played a game more than third and fourth-placed Newcastle and Manchester United.

Klopp was full of praise for the midfielder after the game: "Both goals were absolutely exceptional. I am not sure they were real chances.

"First with the left foot, a similar goal to the last goal he scored [against Tottenham]. The second one is a super finish. He is in a good moment, really cool."

Now, past Klopp quotes on the midfielder have re-emerged.

Klopp on Jones

Jones came through Liverpool's academy, having grown up on Merseyside and joined the club when he was aged nine.

He was 15 when Klopp was appointed manager in 2015, and it took until 2018 before he signed his first professional contract at Anfield.

Jones, therefore, has spent his entire senior career under the management of the German, and has made 95 appearances to date in all competitions.

Speaking in January 2022, Klopp spoke about his reaction to seeing the midfielder play for the first time when he took over at Anfield.

Following a Carabao Cup semi-final win against Chelsea, in which Jones starred, he explained (quotes via talkSPORT): "Look, you win a football game, a difficult one. You can only win it if all the players are good but Curtis was really good in the last two games.

"I'm one of his biggest fans to be honest. I saw him out my office when I first joined and thought, 'Wow, how old is he?' He was 15. We couldn't have won the game last night without good individual performances and Curtis was one of them."

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Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Premier League, Curtis Jones, Transfers