Liverpool fans have heaped praise on Curtis Jones following his goal for England under-21s tonight.
The Reds youngster netted his first goal at under-21s level as he turned home Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross to give England the lead against Andorra on Friday.
While Hudson-Odoi did a lot of the work with a fine assist, his cross into the box still needed a finish and Jones provided it perfectly, poking the ball past the keeper.
It led to praise on Twitter from Liverpool fans, with Jones starting to make a big impact in the Reds’ first-team set up so far this season.
The goal will no doubt give Jones some added confidence for when he returns after the international break – not that the 19-year-old needs any extra self-belief.
Speaking to Liverpool’s website recently, Jones revealed his attitude on the pitch is to back himself to succeed.
“I think I’m two totally different people on and off the pitch,” he said.
“I’ve never doubted myself, no. I’ve always believed in my ability and I always will.
“I’ll always believe in myself to know that anybody that I’m up against, if you get the better of me in one game, then there’s only one thing on my mind: the next game when I play against you, I’m going to beat you, it’ll literally be me for the whole game playing against you.
“There’s being confident and being cocky – I think there’s a fine line in between that. I don’t want to have people think that I’m going over that.
“Yeah, there’s been times when my confidence is not as high but the last thing I’ll ever do is doubt myself.
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“Off the pitch, a lot of people know me for just being like a humble kid. I’m just humbled, relaxed, I’m chilled, I’ll speak to anybody. I’ll just try to be how I was brought up to be. I would never change.
“Obviously I’m still a little bit loud and can have a laugh, but I don’t walk around confident and [act] how I am on the pitch.
“I’m different off the pitch.”