The 19-year-old became Liverpool’s youngest ever captain, as he led his side to a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury in last night’s FA cup fourth-round replay.
Jones emulated the performance of club captain Jordan Henderson on the pitch, and was seen leading the celebrations with U23s coach Neil Critchley after the game.
The youngster announced himself to the Liverpool faithful last month, scoring the winner in the previous round of the competition against bitter rivals Everton and Aldridge believes he is destined for greatness.
Aldridge told Sky Sports News: ‘I’ve been watching Curtis for some years now since he was 15. And you could see – very much like Trent Alexander-Arnold – the potential that the lad had.’
‘He is just a quality footballer with natural ability and a good arrogance. He knows he is good and he does things the right way.
‘But the lad can be a star. I’ve always known that and now that he has been given a couple of opportunities by Jurgen [Klopp] things have come to fruition.
‘It looks like Adam Lallana is leaving at the end of the season after his contract expires. This lad will save the manager a lot of money because he can step right into the squad and you can always depend on him.
‘He’s got a fantastic future.”
Tuesday night’s win against Shrewsbury sets up a tantalising fifth-round tie against Chelsea, in a competition that Liverpool haven’t won since 2006.