Reina backed to shine again
Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones has dismissed criticism of Jose Reina and insists he has no worries about his rival's form.
The 30-year-old has, by his own high standards, had a poor last 18 months with mistakes last season being followed by errors already in the current campaign against Manchester City, Hearts and Arsenal.
But Jones, who is set to take over in goal as Liverpool begin their defence of the League Cup at West Brom, stressed that did not mean the Spanish international had become a bad keeper.
"You don't get to the top, which is where he has been for the last five or six years, if you are no good - it is simple as that - and you don't stay there," said the Australia international.
"Whether he has made the odd mistake here or there it is easy for people to jump on a goalkeeper and criticise.
"I don't think anyone has any doubt about Pepe. I don't think he has any doubt either. He has been at the top since he was 17, starting playing at Barcelona, so I wouldn't be worried if it was me and I don't think he is too worried about himself."