Everton star Cahill: Jones' Liverpool appearance special night for football

Everton star Tim Cahill is thrilled seeing Brad Jones preparing with Liverpool to face him at Wembley in the FA Cup semifinal.

Everton star Tim Cahill is thrilled seeing Brad Jones preparing with Liverpool to face him at Wembley in the FA Cup semifinal.

Jones lost his five-year-old son, Luca, to leukaemia last November.

He made his first Barclays Premier League appearance for Liverpool at Blackburn on Tuesday when he came on as a substitute after Pepe Reina’s understudy Alexander Doni had been sent off. His unexpected role came six days after his partner, Dani Lawrence, gave birth to a boy named Nico.

"When Brad looked up to the sky (after saving the penalty) it was a special moment for football," said Cahill. "To have two Aussies in an FA Cup semi-final is massive. I sent him a text but his mind is a whirlwind of emotions at the minute."

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