Liverpool confirm goalkeeper exit

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Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones has moved on loan to Derby County for the remainder of the season.

The 29-year-old Australian international moved to Anfield from Middlesbrough last summer, making his Liverpool debut in the League Cup third round fixture against Northampton Town.

The Reds star has made only one further first-team appearance which came in the Europa League due to the impressive form and consistency of Liverpool’s Spanish stopper Pepe Reina.

However, Kenny Dalglish has gone on record to say how pleased he has been by Jones’ professionalism, and is a confirmed admirer of his ability.


The emergency loan move which will run until the 7 May will see Jones link up with another highly rated Liverpool prospect Daniel Ayala who made the switch from Anfield to Pride Park earlier in the season.

Derby County manager Nigel Clough expressed his gratitude towards the Merseyside club for allowing Jones to leave at such short notice saying:

"Liverpool have done us a big favour and I would like to thank Kenny Dalglish and the other officials at Anfield for agreeing to loan another of their players to Derby County.

"Brad fits the bill perfectly; he has Premier League experience, Football League experience and - importantly - big game experience."

Having made a total of 57 appearances for Middlesbrough, including four in his former club’s incredible run to the UEFA Cup final in 2006, Jones moved to Liverpool for £2million in June 2010.

But having found opportunities limited at Anfield, he will be looking forward to gaining some much needed first-team action as he drops down to the Npower Championship - with Derby the beneficiaries of another exciting talent.

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