Curtis Jones, aged just 17, made his senior Liverpool debut last night in the defeat to Wolves in the FA Cup, and he reacted to it in exactly the way you would expect.
Jones didn’t get into the game as much as he would have liked on a tough evening for the Reds, but nonetheless, he was delighted to have made his first start for the club he grew up supporting.
He told LiverpoolFC.com: “I’m absolutely buzzing – to do that at 17 it’s a massive achievement for me.
“As a 17-year-old boy coming from Liverpool, it’s every kid’s dream being a footballer and going out there and playing for Liverpool.
“It was a big thing for me. I was grateful, I was honoured, and I can only thank the boss.”
Having impressed at youth level and on the pre-season tour, the call-up to the first team was thoroughly deserved for the attacking midfielder.
With no more domestic cup competitions to play for, Jones’ next senior start might take a while, but there can be no doubting his quality.
He will be hoping that was the first of many appearances in a red shirt – and on the evidence he has produced so far, there is no reason that cannot be the case.