Liverpool have announced that Curtis Jones will wear the No.17 jersey as of next season.
The Merseyside local has outgrown his familiar No.48 and will instead be handed Steven Gerrard’s old shirt number, prior to adopting the famous No.8.
Should Curtis Jones be a regular starter for Liverpool?
As is tradition with academy graduates, Jones will wear a more senior number as he will no doubt play a bigger role in Liverpool’s 2020/21 campaign. The 19-year-old has seriously impressed this season and his service has already paid off with this huge gesture.
He has tallied 17 goals for the club across different age groups this season, including one goal in the Premier League and two in the FA Cup (via Transfermarkt).
Many Reds have flocked to the announcement to congratulate the teen, with a few making some tongue-in-cheek jokes. One supporter has said Jones has a ‘big responsibility’ on his hands to fill the shirt once also worn by Ragnar Klavan. The Estonian played for just two seasons in red before searching for pastures new.
Another fan has high hopes for the youngster and has tweeted there’s ‘greatness incoming’.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
Greatness incoming. #CJ17
— Yousif Khorma🇯🇴🇵🇸 (@YousifKayed) July 20, 2020
— Shabz (@Shabbaz77) July 20, 2020
Gerrard old number..👏👏👏
— hafiz#19 (@apizglaxo88) July 20, 2020
Big responsibility taking over from the main man😂 pic.twitter.com/YscK3EisXk
— Alex Sawyer (@alexsawyer__) July 20, 2020
Good choice pic.twitter.com/r5hy4r4vBK
— KingKennyStand (@KingKennyStand) July 20, 2020
The Scouse Kevin de Bruyne. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9es2hhmS0Y
— 8 (@Niraj_G16) July 20, 2020
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