‘Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.’
This quote was about the only good bit from The Godfather III, and sums up our mood perfectly when hearing that Liverpool could be set to re-sign Brad Jones!
The Australian stopper was released last summer having been signed by Roy Hodgson for actual money in 2010. Jones’s performances last term were so poor at Bradford and then NEC in Holland, he was released by both those clubs too – but has kindly been offered a chance to train at Melwood to help his fitness.
With Jurgen Klopp telling Adam Bogdan to find a new club though, Jones could actually be offered a contract by us as our third-choice keeper. We’ve got Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius competing for the spot between the sticks, but it’s considered safe to have a third stopper in case of injury or suspension to one of the primary choices.
Manchester City recently released Richard Wright after four years for example, with the veteran Englishman having never played a minute of football for the Sky Blues!
At Liverpool, Danny Ward needs a loan spell to aid his development, and Dutch outlet Telegraaf claim Jones has to now decide whether to accept a deal with us or instead sign for Feyenoord – where he’d be slightly higher up the pecking order…
The Dutch outlet are convinced the 34-year-old is now making up his mind, so there’s the chance Jones could actually reject Liverpool this summer as well!