Liverpool signs promising 19-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones for a new and improved long-term deal after his breakthrough season at Anfield
- Curtis Jones is impressed after breaking into this period with Liverpool
- The 19-year-old’s screenings in eight games have brought him an improved deal
- Jones scored a memorable FA Cup winner at Everton in January
Curtis Jones, a youngster from Liverpool, has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League champions have announced.
The 19-year-old midfielder, considered one of the club’s top academic candidates, played in the first team eight times this season, scoring two goals.
Both strikes entered the FA Cup, including a memorable winner against Everton in January.
Promising youngster Curtis Jones has signed a new and improved long-term deal in Liverpool
The midfielder broke into the first team this season with eight games
Jones got through the Anfield club youth academy and first joined them below the ninth level.
He told Liverpool website: “For me, as everyone knows, it is enormous. It’s my boys club and it’s the whole family club too, so for me it’s huge.
‘I think the environment and things like that are all positive and keep me as positive as possible. Of course we work with a great manager and with the best team in the world, so it was easy for me and (I) very proud. ‘
Jones admitted it was ‘huge’ that he made a new deal with his youth club
Jones made headlines with a winner over rivals Everton in the FA Cup in January
The new deal, under improved conditions, underlines Jones’ continued development. His chances for the first team could increase next season, with one senior midfielder in Adam Lallana leaving at the end of his contract.
Jones said, “It’s a perfect environment. The whole team is perfect for me to watch in training every day.
“They do everything perfectly – their professionalism everywhere, it’s perfect. So I pick up all that and take it into my game and for me as a person. It is paying off. ‘