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Liverpool stars congratulate Curtis Jones following PL 2 POTY award

With the Premier League season over, some of Liverpool English champions have been reflecting on what has been a record-shattering campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.

Curtis Jones is one player with plenty to smile about. In the space of 12 months, he scored his first Liverpool goal, recorded his first league appearance and became a Premier League champion.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Curtis Jones of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton at Anfield on January 05, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old academy graduate also enjoyed a stellar season for Liverpool’s U23s as club captain and his performances this season saw the young scouser awarded the Premier League 2 Player of the Season.

Jones clocked up 14 appearances under former coach Neil Critchley scoring nine times while registering five assists.

Liverpool’s U23s are yet to play in their respective league since February due to the ongoing global pandemic.

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The young Reds finished 5th in the table after 17 matches (7 wins, 5 draws, 5 defeats).

 

Jones posted a message on social media last night reflecting on what has been a stellar seen for the west derby teenager.

Breakthrough season

While Trent Alexander-Arnold has dominated headlines as one of the greatest ever generational talents to ever come out Liverpool’s academy, Jones has showcased there is another youngster on L4 to be reckoned with.

Jones’ stunning FA Cup third-round-winning goal against Merseyside rivals Everton was unquestionably one of the moments of the season as the young Reds got the better of a full-strength Everton side managed by three-times Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti.

Another landmark for Jones was at home to Burnley earlier this month where he was handed his first PL start.

Weeks later his performances were rewarded with a new bumper deal tying his long-term future to Anfield. Jones followed up his new contract with his first Premier League goal for the Reds during a  2-0 victory against Aston Villa.

Following on from an unforgettable few months from a player who has turned his dreams into a beaming reality, a collective of Jones’ teammates including club-captain Jordan Henderson all took to social media to congratulate the worthy recipient.

 

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