Players - Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones
Birthdate: 30 January 2001
Birthplace: Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC:
Liverpool debut: 07.01.2019
Last appearance: 21.10.2020
Debut goal: 05.01.2020
Last goal: 24.09.2020
Contract expiry: Signed 04.07.2020 (5 years)
Win ratio: 63.16% W:12 D:2 L:5
Games/goals ratio: 3.8
Honours: FIFA Club World Cup 2019, Premier League 2019/20
League games / goals / assists: 8 / 1 / 0
Total games / goals / assists: 19 / 5 / 1

Player Profile

The Toxteth terror can be the leading man of the new generation of Liverpool stars. The midfielder is dynamic and energetic, capable of running the midfield from deep or influencing the game higher up. Then Liverpool's U-18 coach, Steven Gerrard, built his team around Jones: “He’s a top talent and he’s a top player," Gerrard said. "It’s important he gets on the ball as much as he can because he makes us play. He’s got that quality to create something out of nothing." The Scouser was drafted to train with the first team in the 2017/18 campaign and was an unused substitute in the Merseyside derby on 7 April 2018. With many players returning late for pre-season training due to World Cup commitments, Jones was a regular during the warm-up games to the 2018/19 season and impressed with his lively displays. Jones made his first-team debut when Liverpool lost to Wolves in the third round of the FA Cup on 7 January 2019. The Scouser signed a long-term contract with Liverpool in August 2019. Jones told “For me, it’s massive. Being a local lad, my dream is to play for this amazing club. To see that the manager and staff have got the belief in me and have offered me a new contract, I’m absolutely buzzing."

Jones will remember 30 October 2019 forever. Liverpool faced Arsenal in the Carabao Cup and with the scores 5-5 after 90 minutes, the match went straight to penalties. Divock Origi was set to take Liverpool's fifth penalty and Curtis the fourth but he asked Divock to switch with him when they were in the centre circle. Klopp didn't have a clue and was surprised to see Divock go fourth. Curtis changed the flow of the game when he came on in the 55th minute when Liverpool were 4-2 down. He showed remarkable confidence for an 18-year-old to take on the responsibility of taking Liverpool's fifth penalty in front of the Kop. The Toxteth boy cooly dispatched Liverpool into the quarter-finals. What dreams are made of for the Scouser! "Being a local lad, it's always been my dream to get an appearance at Anfield, Curtis told BBC Radio 5 Live post-match. "To get an assist to give us a chance and then to score a penalty is just a dream come true. I was calm, I picked my spot and I was fortunate enough that the winning penalty went in. This is just the beginning, I'm just a young lad and I've still got a long way to go. Any opportunities I'll take with both hands." Jones' first Premier League appearance came on 7 December 2019 when he came on for the last fifteen minutes of the 3-0 victory at Bournemouth. Another highlight of Curtis Jones' fledgeling career came in the third round of the FA Cup on 5 January 2020 when the Scouser scored a fantastic winner against Everton at Anfield. Klopp underlined his admiration of the 18-year-old midfielder after the match. "He's an unbelievable player," Klopp said. "A Scouser, very confident, can't wait to play in the first team. He has made big steps. He will be a Liverpool player if nothing strange happens, 100 per cent."

After the resumption of the 2019/20 season due to the delay caused by Covid 19, Jones featured in four of the nine games that were played behind closed doors. He came off the bench and got his first goal in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Anfield and his first league start was against Burnley on 11th July. 2020/21 began behind closed doors and Jones was a 66th minute substitute on the opening day against Leeds at Anfield. He followed this up with a man of the match performance against Lincoln City in the League Cup, scoring twice in a 7-2 win at Sincil Bank.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 5 4 1 1 19
2017-2018 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 0 1 0 0 0 1
2019-2020 6 4 2 0 0 12
2020-2021 2 0 2 1 1 6
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
3 Arsenal
2 Shrewsbury Town
2 Aston Villa
2 Chelsea
1 West Ham United
1 Everton
1 Wolves
1 Burnley
1 Lincoln City
1 Leeds United
1 Newcastle United
1 MK Dons
1 Ajax
1 Bournemouth
Total Started/substitutions
10 Started
22 On the bench
9 Substitute
4 Substituted
Total Competition
8 Premier League
5 FA Cup
4 League Cup
1 Champions League
1 Community Shield
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 2 2 0 0 5
2017-2018 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 1 2 0 0 0 3
2020-2021 0 0 2 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Started/substitutions
4 Started
1 Substitute
Total Competition
2 FA Cup
2 League Cup
1 Premier League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
2 31-45 minutes
2 46-60 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
5 Open play
Assists per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 1 0 0 1
2017-2018 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 0 0 1 0 0 1
2020-2021 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's assists
Total Opponent
1 Arsenal
Total Competition
1 League Cup
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.01.2019 Wolves Molineux FA Cup
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 71 05.01.2020 Everton Anfield FA Cup