Curtis Jones has admitted to the club’s official website that he was proud and stunned to have now racked up 50 appearances for Liverpool.
Jones reached the landmark milestone in Liverpool’s game against Norwich City last month, which they won 3-0.
The midfielder has now established himself as a first-team player at Anfield, after breaking through the club’s academy.
And the Liverpool midfielder, who is on a contract worth £7.500-a-week (Spotrac), was delighted to have become a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“It was huge, a really proud moment,” he said. “I didn’t even know Norwich was going to be my 50th game.
“It’s not like I keep count of games. Each game just comes along and I’m not thinking ‘this is my 23rd game’ or whatever. I didn’t really set myself any targets when I started my journey, it was more me just being around the squad. That was huge.
“All my life I have dreamed of playing for the club so to even have made one appearance would, for me, have been amazing. But 50? It’s mad, unbelievable.”
Just the start
Jones may have reached 50 games, but the signs are that this is just the beginning of his Liverpool career.
The England youth international shows all the quality required to develop into a key player for the Reds over the years ahead.
Jones possesses great creativity, he has bundles of energy, and even has an eye for goal.
Jones could well be in Liverpool’s starting line-up at the weekend, when they take on Watford.
Klopp’s side are set to be without Fabinho, which means that Jones looks like a likely candidate to start in midfield.