The Reds have surprisingly moved to secure the future of second choice goalkeeper, Brad Jones, who is out of contract at the end of the season and was previously thought to be closing in on an exit from Anfield.
Although a popular figure with both teammates and supporters, Jones has made just 25 appearances in his role as the club’s number two, acting as an understudy for both Pepe Reina and Simon Mignolet.
The 33-year-old Australian, who joined us in a £2.3m deal from Middlesbrough in 2010, briefly ousted Mignolet from the starting line-up back in December before injury saw the Belgian handed a second choice.
Despite returning to the side in March, he’s not featured in a single minute of game-time for Brendan Rodgers since Boxing Day, when he limped off early in the win over Burnley.
As the Liverpool Echo explains, the Reds were widely expected to allow Jones to leave this summer and sign a new keeper to compete with Mignolet for the number one spot. However, we now appear to have changed our minds.
“There have been discussions,” Rodgers confirmed with the Echo. “Obviously, Brad is in his last year but nothing has been resolved on that.”