The Australian stopper is set to get a new deal at Anfield, which has received a mixed reaction.
It has been reported by the Liverpool Echo that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to tie down second choice goalkeeper Brad Jones to a new deal. The Australian, who joined the club from Middlesbrough in 2010 has only made 11 Premier League appearances in his five years at the club. He has been a back-up at the club throughout his time on Merseyside, but the 33-year-old was expected to be let go this summer.
Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet has come good in recent weeks, but had a very difficult stage in the season. At that point it looked clear that Liverpool would be bringing in a new stopper this summer.
Despite the resurgence of the Belgian international most Liverpool fans still wanted to see a new face battling for the gloves. Rui Patricio of Sporting Lisbon is one name who has been mentioned.
Liverpool fans are right to worry if Jones is still set to act back-up. He is a loyal servant, but certainly not of the calibre several other teams in the Premier League have. Victor Valdes at Manchester United, Will Caballero at Manchester City, Wojciech Szczesny at Arsenal and then there is Petr Cech at Chelsea.
Liverpool will hope this offer is for Jones to become third-choice stopper at a club where he is clearly happy and settled - so a new face can arrive who is actually capable of pushing Mignolet for a first-team spot.
Here is some of the best reaction from Twitter to the news...
Wow we are negotiating new contract for Brad Jones ? LOL #LFC— Amit Dattani (@TheRealAmit) May 1, 2015
Liverpool are discussing a new contract with Brad Jones. What's the point?— Joseph Musker (@Musker_LFC) May 1, 2015
#LFC Rodgers wants brad jones to stay. Thought a good and better keeper should be bought in the summer to compete with Mignolet.— Coutinho & Sturridge (@LFC_NO10) May 1, 2015
Offering Brad Jones a new contract? Really? He must have some dodgy photos of someone high up at LFC.— The Liverpool Way (@theliverpoolway) May 1, 2015
Why are we offering Brad Jones a new contract? He is a decent bloke but he is an awful keeper.He must have pics of Rodgers in a dress. #LFC— Dean martin (@gerrardnum8) May 1, 2015
Liverpool FC (@LFCblogster) May 1, 2015
Brad Jones contract makes sense, adds a lot off the field, demands a small salary. Move into a coaching role. #LFC— Mr. Wright (@_CallumMWright) May 1, 2015
To be fair Brad Jones deserves an extension, he's actually paying #LFC to play bless him and he takes the kit home to wash every week— Ricky Mann (@RickyMann4) May 1, 2015
Renegotiating a deal with Brad Jones is........ I'll let you fill in the blank. #LFC— Danny Barnett (@DannyBarnett77) May 1, 2015
Not sure about the thinking offering Brad Jones a new contract. Loyal he has been but we need a keeper challenging Simon Mignolet #LFC— Shahan Chowdhury™ © (@shahanchowdhury) May 1, 2015