Brad Jones may have turned 31 last Tuesday, but the goalkeeper is targeting at least another nine years of playing professional football before hanging his gloves up.
The Reds stopper, who has made 15 first-team appearances so far this season, is aiming to emulate the likes of Brad Friedel, David James and Jens Lehmann - to name but a few - by prolonging his career between the sticks for as long as possible.
Jones told Liverpoolfc.com: "I don't have any specific targets for the rest of my career, but I would like to possibly get to 40.
"There are plenty of 'keepers about that are in and around that age and if you can do it, you've got to make the most of it and play for as long as you can because once it's gone, it's gone and that's it - it just becomes a memory.
"You might as well play for as long as you can, so if I can get to 40 and still be playing then brilliant.
"I've got a few years to catch up to the likes of Friedel, Schwarzer and the like, but before them there was Lehmann, Seaman and David James that have played on for the same amount of time, so I don't see why I can't as long as I keep myself in shape and, touch wood, there are no injuries."
Jones believes he knows the key to extending his career into his 40s - hard work in the Melwood gym.
"There are definitely things you can do," added the Aussie. "Strength and conditioning is one of them. If your body is in good shape, then you've got more chance of not being injured.
"As a goalkeeper, you're taking a lot of knocks every day and the floor doesn't get any softer! A lot of strength work and good luck is the key, I think."
Next season will be Jones's 13th in senior football. It's a career that began in the youth ranks of Norwich City before moving on to Middlesbrough, with a handful a loan spells thrown into the mix.
It's fair to say, therefore, that his rise to Liverpool hasn't been what some may deem a conventional one - but Jones wouldn't change it for anything.
"If I look back to the very start, it's been a funny old story," he reflects. "I had a long time at Middlesbrough and learnt a lot. I've had some big players that I've played alongside - there as well as here.
"I had to wait for my chance, I had to be patient and was probably a bit of a late bloomer physically. At 18/19, I wasn't like a Hart or a Butland where they're physically very strong. I had to work at that and it probably wasn't until I was in my early 20s that I started to fill out a little bit. It's good from a coaching point of view that they looked at me with that in mind.
"I've been to a few cup finals, I've seen plenty in terms of some of the stories people will hear, so it's been eventful. Hopefully I'll see a few more cup finals and maybe more along the way."
Jones made the switch to Anfield in the summer of 2010.
He's since made 19 appearances for the club - including the FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton at Wembley last season.
"Playing-wise, I don't think you can beat playing against Everton at Wembley - I just wish that had been the final, to be honest," Jones reflected.
"It was unbelievable and probably beats the Europa League semi-final with Middlesbrough, which was amazing. It was an unbelievable atmosphere, probably the best Middlesbrough has ever had, but playing at Wembley against Everton for Liverpool... If it was the final, I probably would have retired!"
Jones won great acclaim for his performance at the national stadium in helping to thwart the Blues.
It was far cry from a two-game loan spell with Irish club Shelbourne in 2001, so could he have ever envisaged such a glorious moment?
"I was going to say no, but I probably did to be honest - if you're not going to aim for the top, there is no point playing," he stated.
"Going to Shelbourne was crazy in itself. I was only 19 or 20 and it certainly opened my eyes, but it's all part of the path you take. It opened my eyes to what real life is like.
"When you're in the youth team at a Premier League, sometimes you take things for granted - you've got everything laid on for you, the pitches are unbelievable, your training kit gets washed and your boots hung up.
"I went over there and then I went to Stockport on loan, so I know it's not always like that! You've got to see what real life is like sometimes and I think those experiences, good or bad, will always help."
Of course, Liverpoolfc.com couldn't allow Jones to leave our interview without asking the most pertinent of questions - just what did he get for his birthday?
"I got a nice picture of my son, Nico, to put on the wall," he smiled. "I got some chocolates...the usual stuff, but not too much - I think at 31 my birthdays are over now until I'm 40!"