Caoimhin Kelleher saved Dani Cabellos’s penalty to give Jones the chance to become a hero. The 18-year-old made no mistake, slotting home from 12 yards to send Liverpool into the next round of the Carabao Cup.
Jones offered more than just a successful penalty; his introduction early in the second half changed the game.
Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones had to make do with a place on the bench against Arsenal. The Toxteth born midfielder put in a man of the match display against MK Dons and he was unlucky not to make Jurgen Klopp’s first XI.
After 55 minutes, Liverpool were 4-2 down and had it all to do at Anfield against Arsenal. On comes the scouse prospect Jones to tip the game on its head as the Reds fought back.
The teenager showed exactly why he is rated so highly around Merseyside with an impressive cameo from the bench.
A confidence on the ball was apparent as he took the game to Arsenal through the middle and down the flanks.
Liverpool’s fourth and Divock Origi’s first goal came courtesy of a perfectly weighted Jones pass.
The youngster showed amazing confidence to set himself as Liverpool’s final penalty taker and claim victory for his side.
It was a massive moment and an impressive performance from Jones. The young scouser has certainly earned a starting spot against Aston Villa in the next round.