Liverpool star Curtis Jones snaps back at fan after being rattled by ‘nanny’s carpet’ dig
Liverpool star Curtis Jones snapped back at a fan after being told his trousers looked like they were made from “nanny’s old carpet.” The 22-year-old, who came through the Liverpool academy, made his first-team debut for the Reds in 2019 and has gone on to feature 97 times for the club.
On Sunday, Liverpool posted a picture to their Instagram page which showed Jones posing for a photograph alongside US rap icon Dr Dre. The midfielder was adorned in flamboyant trousers – and one internet troll couldn’t resist throwing a jibe at the player.
“Trousers look made from my Nanny’s old carpet,” wrote creedy101 before adding a laughing face emoji. A rattled Jones was more than happy to put the fan in their place and soon hit back with a blunt response. “5k,” the player replied as he appeared to allude to the amount of money the item of clothing had cost him.
Jones suffered an injury-hit campaign throughout the 2022/23 season but started the Reds’ final 11 Premier League games. And his inclusion coincided with a fine run of form for the team as Liverpool remained unbeaten during those matches.
Jones even bagged two goals during his side’s penultimate away game of the season against Leicester last month. And following that encounter, the ace said: “I’m buzzing, 100 per cent. The first goal again was a great cross from Mo [Salah]. We’ve seen it before in the past where I’ve arrived late at the back post and it was a left-footed goal again.
“The second one was a touch and a shot. Normally there I’d try to twist and turn but I thought he (the defender) would have read me a little bit so I’ve just [taken a] touch, shot and I’m fortunate enough that it went in and it ended up being a good goal.”
And he added: “In terms of confidence, I’ve always been the same lad. I’ve always had the belief in myself but it’s been a tough time, I’ve had the injuries and stuff so I’ve not really had a full run of games in the past. But I came in against Chelsea and I kept my shirt and I’ve still got the shirt now.
“I’m enjoying it, I’m being humble and keeping my two feet on the ground and I know what it takes, so that’s what I’m doing. Being a kid in the academy days I’ve always scored goals and I wouldn’t say I’ve been the star kid but I’ve always been the kid who has jumped up the age groups. Then I came around the first team and it was kind of a shock where the whole of the game changes, so I’ve had to make a change to the whole of my game. But I’m adapting well.