Brad Jones happy to be man in the shadows at Liverpool

The Australian says he was “proud” to be between the sticks for Liverpool on Saturday but that he’s prepared to make way for first choice Pepe Reina
Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones says he enjoyed his time as the emergency No.1 for the club, but admits he will be out of the side now Pepe Reina is back in the fold.

Jones got his chance with the Reds after suspension saw first Reina and then reserve keeper Alexander Doni ruled out of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with rivals Everton.

And despite being a benchwarmer at both Anfield and former club Middlesbrough, the Australian says he is just happy to be part of a winning side.

"That performance might be the last one I get but it's all about the club and making sure we get another trophy,” admitted Jones.

"For me, I've come in and done a job when needed and I'm proud of that, proud to be a Liverpool player.

"Whatever else is a bonus."

Jones is also realistic about the prospect of dislodging Reina, who is regarded a one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and a regular squad member for World Champions Spain.

"I think it will take more than two games to put pressure on Pepe," he said.

"He's done it over, what, six or seven years? At the end of the day, Pepe's one of the best in the world, so I'm not going to be losing any sleep over not playing, no.”

Jones also revealed how disappointed the Spaniard was to miss Saturday’s crunch FA Cup derby.

"It's obviously difficult for him and Doni to have missed the game," he added.

"They were both disappointed - I know Doni was devastated to miss the opportunity.

"But the fact that we've got another opportunity to come back now, it's up to the boys to get the win.

"We're all good mates. I think the group of goalkeepers that we've got have been fantastic.

"Whoever goes out there has just got to do the same job and make sure that we get the trophy."