Curtis Jones Personal Highlights Vs Spurs Show How Good He Is
Curtis Jones personal highlights package against Spurs on Wednesday night show just how special the Liverpool midfielder's performance was.
Roberto Firmino's late headed goal sent Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League table, as his injury time winner broke Spurs' hearts, but it was Jones who stole the limelight throughout.
The 19-year-old, who made his debut for Liverpool last year, was playing just his 14th league game for the Reds against Jose Mourinho's side but his age and experience did not affect him.
The teenager won the Man of the Match award for his performance and his personal highlights reel from the game shows exactly why.
Fans were extremely excited by the Scouse midfielder, who wears the same number 17 shirt that Steven Gerrard wore when he was coming through the ranks at Anfield.
He trended on social media after praise for his performance poured in on Twitter.
Curtis Jones' game by numbers vs. Spurs:- Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) December 16, 2020
• 106/113 passes completed (most)
• 16 final ⅓ entries
• 9 ball recoveries
• 4/5 aerial duels won
• 4 interceptions
• 4 penalty area entries
• 3 shots
• 2 chances created
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Curtis Jones, a 19-year-old Scouser, delivering a man of the match performance in a top-of-the-table Premier League clash. Growing in stature with every game. His development over the past 12 months has been immense. He belongs in this team. #LFC- James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) December 16, 2020
Reluctant to even say this, but is there a better English midfielder in the Premier League than Curtis Jones right now? Henderson's knowledge and leadership puts him ahead obviously, but in terms of all round ability?- David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) December 16, 2020
Think he walks into Southgate's squad on current form.#LFC
What a lovely footballer @curtisjr_10 is. Gonna be a helluva player. :clap::clap:- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 16, 2020
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The Premier League was preparing for Thiago sauce, but Curtis Jones came out of syllabus.#LFC- Xhaoww:soccer: (@xhaoww) December 16, 2020
Some player we have on our hands here.- Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) December 16, 2020
Curtis Jones, what a player. pic.twitter.com/jTmmITeuGt
Watched the full game back. As a CM, at the age of 19, you are supposed to show flashes and moments of class. Bar a short period at the start of the 2nd half, Curtis Jones ran that top of the table clash. Sky is the limit for him.- Hari (@harikriss) December 17, 2020
The only thing I'm disappointed about with Curtis Jones is how difficult it is to transform his name into a pun of Iniesta.- :volcano: Captain Hindsight (@mccollio09) December 17, 2020
Curtis Jones is my man of the match...pass machine...shades of Iniesta.. imagine if he add goals to his game..he is 19:heart_eyes:- akshay (@activeakki) December 16, 2020
CURTIS JONES YOU ARE THE NEXT STEVEN GERRARD LA CMONNNN- Emillie:lemon: (@EGPMarshyy) December 16, 2020
Speaking after the 2-1 win, Jurgen Klopp praised Jones, as well as young centre back Rhys Williams, who was making his first Premier League start, up against Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
"Oh my God," Klopp said to Amazon, "Outstanding, outstanding. Come on. Rhys Williams, you can imagine. It's like the nowadays Alan Shearer he played against [in Kane].
"He's so smart. Dropping in the right moments. Then in the second half, they only played long balls. They actually avoided Rhys. They played long balls towards the direction of Fabinho and put Harry there, so we had to really fight for this second balls because Rhys is so strong in the air.
"With the ball as well, he played a pass before our first goal. He has the right amount of confidence. So, for a 19-year-old boy, you don't have to explain how it works. But you have to be confident.
"Apart from that, he just kept it simple. He had super challenges. But interceptions in the centre when they tried to create counter-attacks, he didn't drop too early, so he won these balls. Absolutely incredible game.
"And Curtis is Curtis. Our boy. Thank God. Imagine you have to sign him. He's already here four years and wants to stay, so that's a top, top class player."
The future looks as bright as the present for the defending Premier League champions!
Featured Image Credit: Amazon/PA
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