Curtis Jones made his debut for the England U21 side on Wednesday afternoon. The Scouser made an impact in the game, too.
Curtis Jones and Rhys Williams both made their England U21 debuts against Andorra on Wednesday. Now, the game didn’t exactly go to plan – it finished 3-3.
England did use a heavily rotated side, however, but you’d imagine they still expected to beat Andorra. It was one for Jones to remember, though.
His first appearance for the U21s saw him register an assist. Jones’ pullback allowed Josh Dasilva to make it 2-1 England, the Scouser was subbed off just five minutes later.
A 91st-minute equaliser from Andorra meant the game finished 3-3 – England’s first dropped points of their EURO U21 qualifying campaign.
What RTK has to say
Anything like this is good for Jones. He’s a member of Liverpool’s first-team squad now and this is the kind of rapid progress you hope to see him make.
This stage last year, after all, he was just a youth player without senior experience. Now he’s been a matchwinner, a starter in the Premier League, and he’s got a title medal.
That’s all earned him a place in the England U21 setup and it’s a thoroughly deserved one. The next step will be to start a bigger game for the side, before looking to score goals.
And from there, who knows? If he keeps developing and proving himself as rapidly as he has been, he could be in the conversation for a senior England place before long.