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Curtis Jones Biography, the Iron Curtain of Liverpool

Wed 06 October 2021 | 17:30

Fast to gain favor of Liverpool fans, in Curtis Jones biography, we look at measurements that made the 20-year-old a perfect idea to be Anfield’s next icon.

Liverpool fans have a lot to love about

Curtis Jones

, but what they probably love most is how much they remind them of their beloved captain, Steven Gerrard, and perhaps the Scouser is the best candidate to fit the Liverpool icon’s shoes for a new generation.

Shortly after his senior debut for Jurgen Klopp`s side, by scoring match-winning goals against rivals such as Arsenal and Everton Liverpool’s #17 became a fan favorite. Continuing his great form, Curtis Jones soon became one of the main players of the 2020-21 Liverpool squad.

All you need to know about Curtis Jones biography

Currently a established player in

Jurgen Klopp

's matchday squad, Curtis Jones had to fight through the ranks to reach the place he currently maintains.

 

Early Liverpool Career

As soon as he made his Liverpool u18 debut at the age of 15, Liverpool staff knew what talent they had in their hands, and as soon as he was 16, he was making appearances for the under-23 team. Everything was going through the plan for Curtis and as he grew older, the hype around him to make it to the top level got bigger and bigger.

However, the appointment of his idol,

Steven Gerrard

, as Liverpool’s academy coach was a cornerstone of Curtis Jones's career, where he was taught the necessary attitude he must have to live up to his dreams.

A great chance for Curtis to learn from not only a childhood idol but also one of the greatest midfielders in the history of English football, Gerrard helped Curtis to find out how he can use his skill set and talent in the best way possible and turn into a complete player even at a very young age.

Rise Through Ranks

 

Jones’ fine U18 performances were noticed, and on 7 April 2018, Jones was named on the substitutes bench for the Merseyside Derby, having been given the number 48 shirt.

At the age of 18, Curtis Jones became the key part of

Steven Gerrard`s U18

squad. As a matter of fact, he was too good that Gerrard built the team around him, and soon was called up to Jurgen Klopp’s senior side for their Pre-season UAE camp in the summer of 2019.

Winning UAE Sports Chain Cup Player of the Tournament, Jones established himself as a considerable candidate for Jurgen Klopp’s midfield position.

Senior Career

Jones made his first-team debut on 7 January 2019, in the FA Cup third round against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 18/19 season, but

Curtis Jones biography

takes a peek at the 19/20 season.

In his season debut in an EFL Cup match against Milton Keynes Dons, the English midfielder was chosen as man of the match. Scoring the winning penalty in Liverpool's EFL Cup penalty shoot-out victory against Arsenal, Curtis Jones made his Premier League debut on 7 December 2019 against AFC Bournemouth, coming off the bench to replace

Andy Robertson

in the Reds’ 3-0 victory.

Scoring a wonder-goal with a curling strike from 20 yards against Everton, Jones soon became a fan favorite by securing the Reds a 1-0 FA Cup victory over their local rivals. Jones became the youngest goalscorer in the Merseyside derby since Robbie Fowler scored for Liverpool in 1994.

Curtis Jones scored his Premier League debut goal a day after signing a new long-term contract with the club, where he came off the bench and scored in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.

Becoming an Established Matchday-Squad Player

 

On 30 July, Jones was named the Premier League 2 Player of the Season for 2019–20 ahead of five other nominees: Liam Cullen,

Billy Gilmour

, Jahmal Hector-Ingram, Nathan Holland, and Rayhaan Tulloch.

In the 2020-21 season, it was announced that Curtis Jones would take up the number 17 shirt, a shirt that was formerly worn by Liverpool legends Steven Gerrard in his career and Steve McManaman.

In that season, Due to injuries to star midfielders and the injury crisis in their defensive line, Jones's role in the team increased.

On 1 December 2020, he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 1–0 victory over

Ajax

. Making 34 appearances for the Reds through all competitions, Curtis Jones scored five goals and provided four assists in the 2020/21 season, and on 2 October 2020, Jones received his first call up to the England U21 squad.

Style of Play

In this part of 

Curtis Jones biography,

we gather analytic facts about his playing style, both in attacking and defending.

As a box-to-box midfielder, Jones was a standout in academy football due to his attacking prowess.

Steven Gerrard told a press conference when was in charge of Liverpool u18: 

“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.”

Attacking Attributes

 

Gerrard often deployed Jones in a wide-left position with a role similar to the role

Jack Grealish

had in Aston Villa, someone who would start wide but would gravitate towards the inside spaces once they had the ball.

For Jürgen Klopp, he is much more of a traditional central midfielder in his positioning. Scoring four goals and providing five assists in 34 appearances last season, Jones is above the average in both Expected Assists and Expected Non-Penalty goals, a fact that helps Jones outperforming most of his peers in this sense.

Just like his idol, Steven Gerrard, Curtis is an attack first player, he pushes up and attempts to be in an area to score.

 

Defensive Attributes

However, Jones can still get better in defensive side of his game. Jones attempted just 23 tackles in the Premier League last season, being successful in 10 of these.

It is still an area of his game that needs a lot of work, especially if he wants to be a long term success in Liverpool’s current system as there is an emphasis on Klopp’s midfielders to cover for their creative fullbacks, Andy Robertson &

Alexander-Arnold

.

Despite that, Curtis Jones is extremely good at progressing the ball. Being extremely talented at carrying the ball, Jones has often been looked at instead of other Jurgen Klopp midfielders bar injuries as the German mastermind values how progressive he is.

The Liverpool-born player is also adept at breaking opposition lines with his positioning, he often finds himself being passed the ball in dangerous areas. This skill allows Liverpool to find space in games where this isn’t a lot of it.

There is still space for improvement but everyone knows my opinion of Curtis Jones, he is an exceptional talent and we will have some fun with him I am pretty sure in the future,”

Klopp said after Jones scored twice in a 7-2 win over Lincoln in September 2020.

Reception

As we mentioned previously in Curtis Jones bio, after his good performances for Liverpool last season, the club decided to renew Curtis Jones contract on July 4, 2020, with a new long-term £15,000 per week contract until 2025.

It is estimated that Curtis Jones net worth should be about £4m at least. Considering his very young age and how popular he is to the fans, Curtis has the opportunity to make some paid partnerships with big sponsors and increase his revenue and net worth in the future.

 

Goal Celebration

Not much famous for planning goal-celebration, Curtis usually tends to celebrate simple like his idols, sliding on knees like Steven Gerrard, or just running to the fans like

Robbie Fowler

.

 

Curtis Jones Outside Football

There is not much information about Curtis Jones family origins. Curtis Jones life story narrates that he was raised by his single mother, Sandra, alongside his three older siblings. Until now, there is no reliable information about Curtis Jones`s sibling's gender and exact age, neither his father.

At the age of 20, Curtis has been recognized as a young lad that his main focus is on developing himself as a top-level football player, he is not the type of person to talk much about his personal life. It seems that he has no interest in revealing his personal life facts even about his siblings and unknown dad. However, from his social media activities and posts, we can say that he is humble and totally focused on his football career.

To prove that fact, it’s been recently revealed by his girlfriend that

Curtis Jones nationality

is mixed with

Nigerian

roots.

Curtis Jones Personal Life

Curtis Jones's family owns a beautiful house in Liverpool City. He drives a Black Audi which is worth $60,000, and went to Rainhill High School.

Family, Children and Relationships

Being raised in a Christian family,

Curtis Jones religion

is said to be Christianity. He is dating English model,

Saffie Khan

, and is not shy to post their pictures on Instagram.

 

Philanthropy

Like every other football player in these days, Curtis also has experienced some harsh criticism from the fans on his social media. Especially after a mistake that led to a goal in a match against West Bromwich Albion. But he didn`t let these abusive comments distract him and managed to bounce back with a decent performance against Ajax at their Champions League tie last season.

Although there is too little outside the pitch fact to add to

Curtis Jones biography

, we can for sure say his attitude can be used as an example for every young footballer as he tries to stay completely focused on his football career.

The youngster has also put efforts into philanthropic issues, for example, he put his signed shirt for auction for Covid-19 relief.

Legal Issues

Unlike many of his peers, huge parts of

Curtis Jones life story

remain secret as he tries to put all his focus on football. So there is no reported legal issue surrounding the youngster. He told Liverpool Echo in August 2020:

“I’ve got goals I want to achieve, of course. I could sit here and write that I want to win the Champions League, the World Cup, the Ballon d’Or…you name it. But I just want to repay the faith the manager and his staff have in me.

“To be a local lad involved in that [lifting the Premier League title] is definitely a dream come true and I am just happy that I have made my family and the fans proud.

“I can’t wait until it is my turn to be in the team and I am winning games with the club. I want to become a legend in this city myself.”

Curtis Jones Career Statistics

Although the 20-year old has been playing at the professional level for a long period now, he is yet to be called up for

England's senior team

. In this part of

Curtis Jones bio

, we take a look at his Liverpool and international stats.

Club

The Scouser has made 53 official appearances for Liverpool through the past three seasons and has contributed 8 goals and 9 assists.

In the current Premier League season, Jones has bagged a goal and an assist in just 3 appearances, as well as two assists in two Champions League fixtures.

Before securing a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s matchday squad, the teenager scored 13 goals in 33 appearances for Liverpool u23, and 15 goals in 29 appearances for Liverpool u18.

International

Yet to be called up by

Gareth Southgate

for the Three Lions’ seniors, Jones has been called up for all of England’s youth tiers. Most recently, he made 6 appearances for England u21, scoring two goals and providing an assist.

The 20-year-old midfielder has made a total of 24 appearances in combination for England’s U19, U18, U17, and U16.

Curtis Jones will be back in the international action later this month as he’s been called up once again by Lee Carsley for their qualifiers against Slovenia and Andorra.

Curtis Jones Honors

Winning Premier League and FIFA Club World Cup with Liverpool in the 2019-20 season, Curtis Jones was named Premier League 2 Player of the Season for the same course in competition with Liam Cullen, Billy Gilmour, Jahmal Hector-Ingram, Nathan Holland, and Rayhaan Tulloch.

He also won FA Cup Goal of the Season for his wonder strike against

Everton

, an amazing curler from 20 yards and outside of the box.

 

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Curtis Jones Information

  • Full name: Curtis Julian Jones

  • Nickname: Iron Curtain

Personal information

  • Curtis Jones date of birth: 30 January 2001 (20-years old)

  • Zodiac sign: aquarius

  • Place of birth: Liverpool, England

  • Curtis Jones religion: Christian

  • Mother’s name: Sandra Jones

  • Curtis Jones nationality: English, Nigerian

  • Marital status: dating

  • Curtis Jones Girlfriend: Saffie Khan

Body Measurements

  • Hair color: black

  • Eye color: light brown

  • Height: 2.05 m

  • Weight: 75 kg

  • Body Type: Athletic

Curtis Jones Early Life

 

Fourth and the last child of his mother Sandra and his little known father, 30 January 2001 is

Curtis Jones date of birth

.

The Scouser was raised in Toxteth, south of Liverpool City. Curtis Jones childhood was interwoven with football and street, he soon joined

Liverpool Academy

at the age of nine. “I grew up the way a lot of Scousers (Liverpool locals) did. Just being a street kid with football dreams.”

Being raised in Toxteth, Curtis Jones had a lot to follow footsteps of icons like Robbie Fowler and Ian Callaghan. Borrowing school’s moveable goalposts or climbing over the school fences to play at a ‘near-perfect football pitch’, most of

Curtis Jones childhood

was spent practicing for his dream, becoming a Liverpool icon.

However, his Liverpool journey began as he secured a spot at Liverpool academy at the age of nine, where he raised through the ranks.

 

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