The Australian shot-stopper says he is not worried about coming up against the likes of Samuel Eto’o, claiming that his preparation will be the the same as any other game
Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones claims that training against Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez has set him in good stead for the star-studded front line of Anzhi Makhachkala in Thursday’s Europa League clash.
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Brendan Rodgers is set to name a strong team for the game at Anfield but, with first-choice keeper Pepe Reina unlikely to recover from his hamstring injury in time to return to the starting line-up, Jones is expected to continue deputising in goal.
The 30-year-old drew the praises of Reina after a commanding display against Reading on Saturday to secure Liverpool’s first home win of the season, and insists that his preparation for facing Anzhi will be much the same, despite the wealthy Russian club boasting the likes of Samuel Eto’o in attack.
"For me, playing against whoever, it doesn't particularly bother me which player it is - it is the same idea when you go out, which is that you don't want to concede goals," Jones told reporters.
"Obviously Eto'o is a fantastic player and has been for a number of years, playing at the top.
"You know you are going to have to be on top of your game, but I have to do that every day with the likes of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard anyway.
"It is just about making sure you concentrate and do the right things."