Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League champions have announced.

The 19-year-old midfielder, regarded as one of the club's best academy prospects, has made eight first-team appearances this season, scoring two goals.

Both of his strikes came in the FA Cup, including a memorable winner against Everton in January. 

Jones has come through the youth ranks at the Anfield club, first joining them at under-nine level.

He told the club's website, www.liverpoolfc.com: "For me, as everyone knows, it's massive.

"It's my boyhood club and it's the whole of my family's club as well, so for me it's huge.

"I think the environment and stuff is all positive and keeps me as positive as I can. Of course, we're working with a great manager and around the best team in the world, so for me it was easy and (I'm) extremely proud."

The new deal, on improved terms, underlines Jones' continuing development. His first-team opportunities could increase next season, with one senior midfielder in Adam Lallana set to leave at the end of his contract.

Jones said: "It's a perfect environment. The whole of the team is perfect for me to watch every day in training.

"They do everything perfectly - their professionalism around the place, it's perfect. So I'm picking up all that and taking it into my game and to me as a person. It's paying off right."