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Liverpool boss Klopp: Jones deserved new contract

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is delighted with Curtis Jones' new deal.

Jones became the Reds' youngest ever captain for the FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town in February, having also made his Premier League debut and netted a stunning winner in a Merseyside derby.

As such, Klopp is excited to see what the future holds for the No.48 in a Liverpool shirt after penning this new deal with the Premier League champions.

Reacting to the news, the boss told Liverpoolfc.com: “Really pleased – and absolutely deserved.

“This is a little different to the announcement we made last year when Curtis signed his last contract. That was about both the player and club making a long-term commitment to each other.

“Today's news is more about reward. When Curtis signed we made promises to him that if he continued to improve and grow as a player that we would make sure we recognised that and that is what we have now done. That is our way here.

“We want our young players to achieve their maximum and a big part of that is keeping the focus on their journey and not just a destination. You have to make sure their development is constant, otherwise you are failing them.

“I could not be more pleased or proud to see how he has blossomed. Super attitude – brilliant application – and a really important member of this squad now."

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