Back in March, a feature from The Sun was entitled ‘Liverpool wonderkid Curtis Jones is the ‘next Steven Gerrard’ with big hair and even bigger potential.’ Such a comment is, of course, sensational, considering the impact Gerrard had at Anfield.
But in the 17-year-old Toxteth teen, Liverpool certainly have a potential successor to the throne.
The original Steven Gerrard has of course recently taken his first step into management, by taking over the vacancy at Rangers.
So should he try and lure Jones to Ibrox this summer?
Gerrard needs to bring in improvements around the squad if Rangers are to challenge Celtic at all next season. Jones could be exactly the sort of player that is needed to help Rangers get closer to their Glasgow rivals.
The link between the pair is not just in the teenager’s potential. In fact, Jones played under Gerrard for the under-18 side at Liverpool last season. Jones was one of the stars of the UEFA Youth League, scoring four goals as Liverpool’s youngsters made it to the quarter-finals.
His brand of goal-getting midfield dynamism would be a massive tool for Rangers next season and, with Gerrard at the helm, Liverpool would surely be happy to let their prized talent head to Scotland this summer.
With Gerrard’s arrival, Rangers find themselves in a unique position when it comes to the teenager. This summer plenty of teams will want the player on loan, after his incredible campaign with the Under-18s.
In all competitions, he has scored 15 goals in 29 games this season from the centre of the park and Rangers would be the perfect place to hone his craft.
Gerrard would be making a wise move if he returned to his old club and brought his star player to Rangers in the summer. It could be the sleeper signing that helps Rangers get closer to their rivals next season.