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Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones delighted with first Prem goal

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones was delighted with his first Premier League goal in victory over Aston Villa.

Jones signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool on Saturday as a reward for his notable progression during the 2019-20 season.

Asked about the past two days, the Scouser told "They could call it perfect.

"But, for me, I'm just grateful for the manager and the rest of the staff for having the belief in me and putting me out there when it was only 1-0 and Villa were playing well. I'm grateful for that but it's been a good week.

"He [Klopp] was just saying the usual, he knows that I'm good on the ball but it's about picking the right pass and knowing when to dribble.

"He said the game was a bit Villa were on the attack and then we were on the attack, just to try and get a hold of the game by the scruff of the neck and control the game a bit more.

"That's what I tried to do and hopefully the goal helped."

The 19-year-old continued: "I think for any young lad that's coming into the team like this, I think you've got to be confident, you've got to be brave and want to get on the ball. That's what I try and do.

"Growing up, I've always watched Liverpool and there's been some great players, including my idol Steven Gerrard and his team that he played in was great.

"But I definitely think that this is the greatest I've watched and I'm grateful to be part of it."

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