Jones will not celebrate his 21st birthday until the end of January, but he is firmly considered a first-team regular by Klopp and his coaching staff.
And the 20-year-old scored an excellent long-range effort to make it 3-2 on a wild night in west London, with Klopp challenging him to find consistency after the game.
“Curtis is a top player. Still a talent, but a really good package,” he told reporters.
“He showed that tonight, I thought he played a really good game. He won, in the first half, the best balls for us, he was really good in these situations.
“On top of that he was involved in all football situations. He dropped in the right spaces, was brave in between the lines, so many good things.
“But that’s football, and he’s still young.
“His consistency is maybe sometimes a little bit the issue, but in this moment he’s in a really good moment.
“I think he’s now old enough to keep that moment going.”
Immediately after Jones’ strike, however, he was brought off in a substitution prepared prior to his goal, which denied him the chance to build on the momentum.
Asked about his thinking behind the change, Klopp insisted he still felt it was the right decision to bring on Roberto Firmino and switch to a 4-2-3-1.
“When we decided to make the change it was 2-2,” he said.
“But the reason for it was, the way they played, we didn’t really need a third midfielder. We needed more [in attack] because they only played long balls.
“So we needed a clear structure, we needed players who pick the ball up around the centre-halves, and when we did that, it really made sense that we had one more player in between the lines, changing our structure to give them another thing to think about.
“I actually think that worked really well.”
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