Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones is confident of turning in another top performance when Arsenal visit Anfield in the Carabao Cup this week.
Still three months shy of his 19th birthday, Jones is hoping to make his Anfield debut for the Liverpool first team. The young wide forward managed to pick up the man of the match award for his performance in The Reds’ 2-0 win at MK Dons in the previous round of the League Cup.
Great to be back out there with the seniors. Happy with the performance and most importantly through to the next round. Congrats to Ki on his first goal for @LFC . Also happy to have got Man Of The Match😁! #lfc pic.twitter.com/RD6FzWJrEM
— Curtis Jones (@curtisjr_10) September 25, 2019
Jones sat down with Liverpoolfc.com to discuss his promising career and hopes for the future.
“Growing up, going through the Academy, being a local lad and loving the football club, my only dream is to go out there and play at Anfield and represent this club. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to do that on Wednesday.”
When asked about his dream of playing at Anfield for the first team, Jones said it’s an “amazing feeling” to think it could be about to happen this week.
“I’m a kid that’s confident, I’ve got belief in myself. But joining so young, the goal was always so far away. So I was only just focussing on [progressing] step by step. But now I’m thinking it could almost be coming true, it’s an amazing feeling.”
Jones also gave some insight into what Jurgen Klopp and his backroom team has been telling Jones to do in terms of game development.
“Everyone knows that I like to go and attack and dribble with the ball. But if the game needs more defending and more running – the other side of the game that I’m not used to doing – then it’s down to me to stick in there and dig in deep and help the lads out. The other side of the game, they’ve been telling me to just be myself, be confident and know when to use my skills and dribbling and know when to just play two-touch or one-touch. It’s helped me a lot.”
Jones is expected to start for Liverpool against Arsenal in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash at Anfield.
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