Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones expressed their delight after helping England to win the U21 European Championship.

The Liverpool duo were part of the Young Lions squad that beat Spain 1-0 in Saturday evening’s final in Batumi, Georgia, with Jones crowning a Player of the Match-winning display with the decisive goal as Cole Palmer’s free-kick deflected off him and in. 

Elliott, meanwhile, came off the bench shortly before the stoppage-time drama that saw goalkeeper James Trafford save a 99th-minute penalty to ensure England claimed the trophy for the first time since 1984.

Jones, who was also named Player of the Match in the semi-final victory over Israel, made five starts across the tournament. Elliott also featured on five occasions and scored an outstanding individual goal in a group-stage success versus Germany.

“We did it!!! We are history makers,” Elliott wrote on social media, with Jones stating: “History makers, a night I’ll never forget. Thank you to everyone involved!!!”