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Curtis Jones reacts to Anthony Gordon's Liverpool comments amid transfer saga

Curtis Jones (L) and Anthony Gordon
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Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones could prove pivotal in any potential future move the Reds might make for Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon.

The Magpies, fuelled by PSR concerns, offered Liverpool the chance to bring Gordon to Anfield this summer, in a move that would have seen promising defender Jarell Quansah head in the opposite direction. But Liverpool had zero intention of letting Quansah leave Merseyside, scuppering Newcastle’s hopes a deal for Gordon would alleviate their PSR concerns.

Those concerns now look to have been arrested with Newcastle on the brink of selling teenage winger Yankuba Minteh to Brighton & Hove Albion for $41m (£33m/€38m) and Newcastle academy graduate Elliot Anderson for $44m (£35m/€41m) to Nottingham Forest. And as a result, those sales will likely take Gordon, off the market.

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However, it is understood Liverpool remain interested in the Newcastle winger. And while a move this summer is unlikely to emerge, the Reds do have a secret weapon they could utilise in the form of midfielder Curtis Jones. In an interview with Gary Neville on ‘ The Overlap’ back in April, Gordon was asked who he counts as his footballing idols, and who his best friends in football were.

Steven Gerrard was my football hero growing up,” Gordon told Neville. “Coming from Liverpool, he was like a God in Liverpool, and he was an unbelievable player.”

The clip resurfaced on social media in light of the transfer news, with some football fans confused given Gordon’s previous Everton connection. However, Gordon, who was released by Liverpool at 11, is a boyhood Reds fan. And the Newcastle winger also counts Jones, who liked a post on Instagram of Gordon talking about Gerrard, as one of his closest friends in football.

Curtis Jones and Anthony Gordon
Curtis Jones and Anthony Gordon are good friends -Credit:Getty Images

"I'd say I've got three," Gordon added when asked about his best friends in football. "Curtis Jones, Tommy Doyle, Elliot Anderson. Mixed bag there. Some club, some international."

Frankly, it would seem naïve to think, given the speculation, Gordon and Jones would not have discussed what the former moving to Anfield would look like. While Liverpool will have to shift players to make room for Gordon, they could play the long game with the England international.

Liverpool know Newcastle are in a stronger situation now than when they were offered Gordon. However, the Magpies will likely have learnt their PSR lesson following their chaotic pre-July 1 business. In the future, they will have to be more proactive in selling players, to avoid doing business at a disadvantage. And that could play into Liverpool’s hands in any future Gordon chase.