Midfield starlet is impressing on the Reds’ pre-season tour as he tries to earn a first-team spot under Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool wonderkid Curtis Jones has admitted he’s living the dream on the club’s pre-season tour and hailed James Milner for helping him adjust to his new surrounding.
The 17-year-old is currently impressing in the United States as the Reds prepare for the new Premier League season.
Jones’ performances against Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund delighted supporters who have, naturally, begun to rave about his potential.
He was further propelled into the limelight with manager Jurgen Klopp proclaiming him a ‘proper Scouser’.
And he told the Liverpool Echo he was living the dream Stateside: “It’s been an unbelievable experience so far.
“This is my boyhood club and playing for Liverpool means everything. For me, this is a dream.
“I’m just going out there trying to impress and doing the best I can. I’m listening to everything the manager has been saying and trying to put that into practice.
“To be able to train every day with so many class players has been amazing for me.
“They’ll come over and have a little word in my ear. They’ll tell me what I’m doing right and what I can improve on. A lot of the senior players have helped me in different ways.”
And Jones gave special mention to fan favourite Milner for guiding the player during the tour and taking him under his wing.
“I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Milner,” he added.
“He’s been a big help. He’s been in my position. He was a young lad when he was first in and around the first team [at Leeds]. He knows what it’s like and to have him around has been great for me.”