Curtis Jones is a Central midfielder playing his club football for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team commonly known as the Three Lions. Below is an analysis of his profile, professional career, net worth, market value, salary, contract, ranking, FIFA 21 rating, trophies, stats and achievements.
Curtis Jones Profile
|Player’s Name||Curtis Julian Jones|
|Position of Play||Central midfield|
|Other Position||Attacking midfield|
|Net Worth||3 Million Euros|
|Market Value||30 Million Euros|
|Height||185m/ 6ft. 0in|
|Age||20 years old|
|Place of Birth||Liverpool|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 2001|
Curtis Jones was born on January 30, 2001, in Liverpool, England, to his parents whom one was from Britain and the other from Nigeria. He began his football career in his hometown, aged just nine years.
The England international has been at Liverpool since the U18 progressing all the way through to the senior team. To begin with, he featured for the under 18 team 29 times scoring 15 goals and assisted in six others. His first game was on December 3, 2016, and a week after, he scored his first goals against Stoke City under18 in the Premier League.
Subsequently, he represented the under 19 team in the UEFA Youth League, playing 18 games. In his debut game, he proved himself by scoring a brace in a 4-0 won at home over Sevilla on September 13, 2017. By the time he left the under 19 team, he had scored 13 goals and assisted three times.
Undoubtedly, Curtis had shown the character of greatness by the time he joined the under 23 team. This is evident from his nine goals and five assists in 14 Premier League 2 games, meaning he was on average involved in a goal in each game during the 2019-20 season after four goals in 13 games from the previous season.
Finally, he realized his ambition in the summer of 2018 when Jürgen Klopp included him in the senior team during the preseason friendlies. His senior team debut came on January 7, 2019, away at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup. He earned a Premier League medal after making just six appearances and scoring once in the 2019-20 season.
Ahead of the 2020-21 season, he was handed the number 17 shirt. In his 34 appearances across all competitions, he scored for goals and registered five assists. He committed his future at the club by signing a long term contract in July 2020.
He scored a brace in the EFL Cup third round in a 7-2 win over Lincoln City, but in the fourth round, they lost to Arsenal on penalties. Also, in the third round of the FA Cup, he netted as they defeated Aston Villa 4-1 to proceed to the fourth round only to lose to rival Manchester United by 3-2 on January 24, 2021. In the Premier League, he scored once against Sheffield United. He claimed his first Champions League goal in a stunning way on December 1, 2020, netted the one goal to enable his team to progress to knock out stage.
The midfielder has represented his country beginning with the under 16 in which he debuted on October 24, 2016, in a 2-1 loss to the USA, under 16 in an International friendly match. Dan Micciche was the coach, and the midfielder was 15 years, eight months, and 24 days. He went on to play four games at this level, scoring once against Italy under 16 on February 20, 2017. Also, he joined the under 17 as well and made three appearances after his debut on November 8, 2017, but did not score.
Then he continued to the under 18 on September 5, 2018. Unlike the previous level, he netted once against Mexico U18 on March 24, 2019. In addition, he assisted against Russia and France, all being in international friendlies.
Next, Curtis moved to the under 19, debuting on September 5, 2019, under Paul Simpson against Greece in a friendly game, they won by 3-1. He played for four games at this level. After this, he was included in the under 21’s by Aidy Boothroyd on October 7, 2020, aged 19years, eight months, and seven days playing his first game against Andorra in a 3-1 win.
Jones Market value and Net worth
The Central midfield’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that Jones has a market value of 30 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 1.5 million euros as of August 2019 when he was 18 years old playing at Liverpool U23. The Central midfield has an estimated net worth of 3 million euros. The main source of his worth is his successful football career, where he gets his earnings.
Globally, Jones ranks at 205 among all players in the world. In his country England, Jones is number 25. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Premier League, he settles for position 12 at Liverpool and position 84 in the Premier League, respectively. At the central midfield, which is his main position of play, he ranks number 37. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 2001, Jones stands at position 4.
FIFA 21 rating.
Jones has an overall rating of 73 with the potential of 85. He rates with four stars in skill moves and four stars for the weak foot. He has an international reputation of one. His work rate is high/medium.
In the attack, the score is 63 for crossing, finishing 63, heading 50, short pass 75 and volleys 55. For movement, the scorers are 69 for acceleration, sprint speed of 66, agility 74, reactions 71 and balance 70.
A look at skills the scores are dribbling 77, Curve 66, FK accuracy 47, long pass 72 and ball control 78. Power the scores are; shot power 71, jumping 57, stamina 81, strength 66 and long shots 68.
At defence, defence awareness is 64, standing tackle 66 and sliding tackle of 58. Mental scores are 70 for aggression, interceptions 65, attacking position 67, vision 73, penalties 60 and composure 77.
You may be wondering how much did Liverpool spend to acquire the service of Curtis Jones in the transfer period. You will be surprised to realize that the club never spent any cent on the in-form midfielder. Jones has been part of the team for a long time since joining the youth system in 2010. In 2018, Jones joined the Liverpool U18, and after a year, he received a call to join the senior team.
Position and style of play
The main position of play for Jones is at the central midfield. However, he also has the ability to play on the left midfield and as an attacking midfielder. In terms of his style of play, Jones is a player who is focused and has his eyes on the ball and uses his versatility to command the midfield. He possesses the pressing skill, likes to run behind full-backs in search of space to bring in sharp crosses, and when there is no space, he then links up with teammates to build up and attack with one-two touches in which he looks confident with the ball.
Salary and contract
Curtis Jones joined the Liverpool senior team on July 1, 2020, and after agreeing on terms with the club, he penned down a five-year contract that will keep him at Anfield until June 30, 2025, when his contract will expire. In relation to his payment, Curtis Jones pockets a salary of 7,500 pounds a week, totalling 390 000 pounds per year at Liverpool.
- He made his Champions League debut on October 21, 2020, in a 1-0 win over Ajax Amsterdam under Jürgen Klopp when he was 19 years, eight months and 21 days.
- He made his first Premier League appearance on December 7, 2019, with Jürgen Klopp as his manager at the age of 19 years, ten months, and 7day as Liverpool beat Bournemouth by three goals.
- On January 7, 2019, Jones played his first game in the FA Cup. He was 17 years, 11 months, and eight days by then under Jürgen Klopp as Liverpool lost to Wolves away by 2-1
- EFL debut came on September 25, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Milton Keynes Dons at the age of 18 years, seven months, and 26 days under Jürgen Klopp.
- The midfielder featured first in the U18 Premier League on December 3, 2016, aged 15 years, ten months, and three days when Liverpool won over Middleborough by 2-1. Neil Critchley was his coach.
Achievements and individual awards
- He was named the Player of the Season in the 2019-20 season in Premier League 2.
- In 2019 he won the award of UAE Sports Chain Cup Player of the Tournament.
- The youngest-ever Player to captain Liverpool in a game doing so at the age of 19 years at Anfield in an FA Cup game against Shrewsbury Town.
- Won the Premier League with Liverpool in the 2019-20 season.
- FIFA Club World Cup Champion in 2019 with Liverpool.