Curtis Jones has revealed there is a certain type of shooting drill that he likes to repeat in training and it’s something that has paid off for him on the pitch before.
The 19-year-old is a supreme talent to come through the Reds academy and he’s now recognised as a first-team player, making eight senior appearances across all competitions so far this season.
He is a box-to-box central midfielder that can provide a goal threat and his two goals so far this campaign both came against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup.
The English teenager scored two goals of a similar nature, as both were curled efforts from outside the box that were bent into the top right corner and so difficult for any kind of goalkeeper to stop.
It was a throwback to the winning goal he scored in last season’s FA Cup against Merseyside rivals Everton and Jones’ efforts on the training pitch are not in vain.
“Like a lot of the lads in training, I’ll do shooting and I’ll always go for that [right] corner. I’ll always take a ball, then take a touch and I’ll always try to go for that corner all the time,” Jones said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“I was comfortable with that corner because I always do it – like exactly the same against Lincoln. At training I definitely do practise that whip into the far corner a lot.”
Liverpool have had some top talents come out of their academy during their history and there is a huge hope that their latest product is going to develop into a superstar.
German manager Jurgen Klopp is clearly a big fan of his by the way he’s integrated him to a group that is already stacked with top-class individuals in the centre of the park and it’s a great learning curve to work alongside them every single day in training.
Jones seems like a determine youngster desperate to be a success, which is why it’s refreshing hear his attitude and it’ll be something that won’t be unnoticed by Klopp.