Australian shot stopper Brad Jones has committed his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a new long term contract with the club.
The 30 year old moved to Anfield from Middlesbrough in 2010 and has been mainly used as a back-up to first-choice keeper Pepe Reina. Jones made 10 appearances this season, deputizing for injured Reina, taking his tally to 14 appearances for the Reds.
Jones follows Luis Suárez, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger and Jonjo Shelvey, who have all extended their contracts since Rodgers’ arrival in the summer.
Jones said on Twitter: “Very happy to be staying at such a great club. Only one place to be. YNWA”
He added on the club’s official website:
“When [Brendan Rodgers] came in I don’t think he was too sure about whether I was going to stay or not and I had to prove to him I was worthy of being here. He was very honest with me at the start and said maybe things weren’t going to work out, but he was then just as honest to come and say to me I’d done well and proved myself to him.
That’s what you want from your manager – somebody that’s honest, that you can talk to and is going to help you progress as a player. He’s a big influence. He’s a very positive guy and somebody that wants to be amongst the players, talking to them and making sure they know what he wants.
I’m happy to stay on and happy the club have been supportive with me and I’ve seen enough to want to keep me here longer.”
The question still remains what is happening with Doni? With Jones signing a new deal surely Doni will be moved on next window. As there is no point keeping a player who has not even made the bench (I believe) so far this season.