Brad Jones keen to apply Liverpool pressure


New Liverpool signing Brad Jones is hoping to put pressure on number one goalkeeper Pepe Reina following his arrival at Anfield.

The 28-year-old Australia international joined the Reds in a £2.3million deal from Middlesbrough on Tuesday and accepts that he will be the understudy to Spain keeper Reina.

However, Jones fully expects to keep both the World Cup winner and his current back-up, Brazilian Diego Cavalieri, on their toes.

"They've told me they want me to do what I do and put pressure on Pepe Reina and Diego Cavalieri," he told the club's official website.

"That's fine, I'm happy to do that, I've got to give it a go.

"(Manager) Roy Hodgson hasn't promised anything and I would never expect that from a manager. It's up to me to work hard and make his decisions for him.

"It's not going to be easy to get past Pepe. He's shown over the last couple of years how good he is.

"You don't play for the clubs he's played for and the tournaments he's played in and not be world class.

"Obviously that side of it is going to be tough but I'll do what I can and try to put a bit of pressure on him."

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