Jürgen Klopp

Cup of cheer as Liverpool keep one eye on the future

Liverpool's Curtis Jones in a huddle with his teammates after scoring the matchwinner against Everton in FA Cup third round clash on Sunday.

Image Credit: AFPDubai: With a first team reaping rewards at home and abroad, it seems Jurgen Klopp is heeding advice and turning his eye to the future at Liverpool.

The Anfield academy seems to have unearthed another gem in the form of 18-year-old Curtis Jones, whose stunning strike gave a youthful Liverpool a 1-0 win over Merseyside rivals Everton in their FA Cup clash on Sunday night.

Klopp made nine changes to the side that defeated Sheffield United in the Premier League on Thursday, with three teenagers starting at Anfield on Cup duty.

More than the victory that put Liverpool in the hat for the fourth-round draw, the win answered a lot of questions that had been floating around regarding the next generation of potential stars at Anfield.

Jones’ curling effort from outside the area found the top corner and was reminiscent of another young lad’s first senior goal 17 years ago — that of Wayne Rooney for Everton against Arsenal.

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