Liverpool Under-23s boss Neil Critchley has urged Curtis Jones not to let up with his progress.
The Academy starlet dispatched an incredible eight-minute hat-trick against Sunderland U23s on Monday as the young Reds advanced into the last 16 of Premier League Cup.
Critchley told the club's official website: "He is [making big strides]. Curtis has been a consistent top performer for us this season and I suppose the test for him now and the test for us is to keep driving the standard for him and not to settle for what he's got.
"I know he won't be and he will be looking for more. He has had a taste of it and he wants more of that.
"Curtis knows he has to keep performing if he wants more chances at senior level but I'm sure that will come at some point.
"The longer the game goes on I would have been surprised if Curtis hadn't have scored."