Who is Curtis Jones? The Liverpool youngster destined for greatness

Nicholas Hughes
Curtis Jones celebrates scoring a goal for Liverpool in a Premier League match at Brentford Community Stadium against Brentford in 2021

Curtis Jones was long earmarked as a first-team player at Liverpool as he captained the academy sides and dominated at youth level.

The Scouser made his move into the first-team towards the end of the 2019/20 season and has not looked back since, emerging as a key player in the Reds’ midfield for the present and the future.

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After making 24 Premier League appearances in the 2020/21 season, Jones emerged as an exclusively senior player at club level and earned a maiden call-up to the England Under-21 squad.

Already with big qualities to go with his significant potential, Jones will continue to be a big player for Liverpool in the future.

What position does Curtis Jones play in?

Despite playing predominantly as a left-winger at youth level, Jones has developed into a central midfielder in the senior team.

How good is Curtis Jones?

From the moment he broke into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team at Liverpool, Jones never looked out of place and has continued to develop with more game time with the Reds.

Klopp has maintained his positivity surrounding Jones’ development, with one particularly impressive performance against Tottenham in December 2020 earning the manager’s praise.

“When we speak about the kids, we constantly forget about Curtis because we do not see him as a kid anymore. He just has to keep working hard and keep his feet on the ground and then his future could be pretty bright,” he told reporters after that clash.

Jones is a technically-gifted, creative player who excels with the ball at his feet and when he is given the opportunity to run at opposition defences.

The balance and agility that he shows on the ball is impressive as well as his eye for a pass, while his goal scoring instincts are something he can still improve on.

{quote[His control is good. He controls the game really well and keeps the ball, that’s all really good.][Jurgen Klopp on Curtis Jones]}

Jones is also a strong, physical presence in the middle of the pitch despite his age, and is capable of fitting a number of different roles for the team.

Klopp has labelled Jones’ potential as “exceptional” as sees his role in the Liverpool team continue to grow.

What clubs are interested in Curtis Jones?

Liverpool see Jones as untouchable and are confident his long-term future lies at Anfield, but that doesn’t mean other clubs aren’t interested.

The Reds reportedly rebuffed loan interest from Leeds United in the summer of 2021, while Aston Villa were also heavily linked with Liverpool’s No.17.

Villa were believed to be offering £15 million for Jones, but Liverpool’s stance remained clear and he is set to stay at Anfield for years to come.

When does Curtis Jones’ contract expire?

Jones signed a long-term contract extension at Liverpool in 2020, keeping him at the club until June 2025.

That was just his second senior contract, after signing his first professional deal in 2018 while he was playing under Steven Gerrard for Liverpool’s Under 18’s side.

Jones is believed to be earning around £7,500 per week on his current contract, with bigger deals set to come in the future.

How old is Curtis Jones?

Jones was born on January 30, 2001, making him 20 years old.

What is Curtis Jones’ height?

Jones is measured at 185cm tall or 6ft 1in.

Curtis Jones dribbles forward for Liverpool in a Champions League match against Atalanta in 2020.

What is Curtis Jones’ weight?

Jones is believed to weigh around 72kg or 11st 3lb.

What football boots does Curtis Jones wear?

Jones wears the Nike Mercurial Superfly Elite football boots, often going for colourful cleats on matchday.

What is Curtis Jones’ Instagram?

Jones has 915k followers on his Instagram account as of September 2021.

Who is Curtis Jones’ girlfriend?

Jones is currently dating model Saffie Khan.