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Liverpool keeper Jones admits difficulty in dislodging Reina from number one shirt

Liverpool keeper Brad Jones admits his place is under threat now that number one custodian Jose Reina is available after recovering from injury. The Australia international has played the last four matches - his longest run in the side since arriving in the summer of 2010 - but could be relegated to the bench again for Sunday's visit of Newcastle.

"Everyone wants to play," he said.

"I have just tried to do as well as I can and I've been fairly happy with how things have gone.

"You can only really produce on things that happen during the game.

"I haven't had masses to do but I feel that what I have done has been fairly steady. There is always stuff I can do better.

"For me this run of games has been a good opportunity to play and show I can perform if needed in the first team.

"The chance came with Pepe getting injured and whatever the manager chooses from now on is only good because it means all of us are putting pressure on each other.

"It's down to the manager to what he sees fit."

But Jones also believes the added competition has improved the depth of goalkeeping strength.

"When I came to Liverpool I knew Pepe had an unbelievable record," Jones added.

"He has played massive games in massive competitions and he's a difficult guy to get out of the way.

"We have a good, friendly rivalry, along with Peter Gulacsi as well.

"Every day in training we are trying to beat each other and stake a claim as much as we can but you only get those chances when you play."

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