Liverpool have had some iconic midfielders over the years but perhaps none as iconic as Captain Fantastic. The Scouser dragged us to glory on his own at times. Now that we have another local lad establishing himself in the midfield comparisons are inevitable. Curtis Jones emulated Steven Gerrard when he popped up with a vital goal for England this weekend.
Steven Gerrard legacy
Few players have the level of lasting legacy that Steven Gerrard has.
All over the country kids on the playground scream ‘Gerraaaaard’ as they line up a strike from distance.
That’s the kind of impact some footballers can only dream of.
The Scouser was famed for his goals just when they were needed most, wonder strikes from impossible distances and angles.
We’ve never replaced him because he is utterly irreplaceable.
Curtis Jones breaks through
Last season saw Curtis Jones make his first forays into the senior side.
This season has seen the Scouser establish himself as a regular choice for the first team.
The 20-year-old centre midfielder is a local lad and playing in Stevie G’s position, comparisons and hopes are unavoidable.
Curtis Jones has Steven Gerrard moment
This week the England U21s needed to beat Croatia by two goals whilst also needing Portugal to beat Switzerland.
The Portuguese did their job and for a time it looked as though the Young Lions would do theirs.
Eberechi Eze netted a first half penalty to put them halfway there.
In the second half Curtis Jones emulated Steven Gerrard with a vital goal from the edge of the box when his side needed it most.
The Scouser stepped up to the plate and was the man for the big occasion.
Unfortunately for his side the Croatians bagged an injury time goal to break English hearts.
Nonetheless, we can take heart from Jones’ moment of magic. He’s well on track to living up to the lofty comparisons.