NewsBrad Jones retires from football
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones has announced his retirement from football.
Jones joined the Reds from Middlesbrough in August 2010, initially as a deputy for Pepe Reina, and made 27 appearances over the course of a five-year stay at Anfield - including in the 2012 FA Cup semi-final win over Everton at Wembley.
A lifelong Liverpool fan, the 41-year-old would go on to win the Eredivisie title as Feyenoord’s first-choice ’keeper in the 2016-17 season and most recently played for hometown club Perth Glory.
In a social media post on Wednesday, Jones said: “The time has come to hang up my gloves and bring to an end this long journey that has taken me all over the world for the last 25 years doing what I could only dream of as a young boy in Perth.
“I’ve had the privilege to play alongside some of the best players in the world and work with some fantastic coaches that have helped me along the way. To the fans of my former clubs, I thank you for your support. It is amazing to think that I have been a part of some historic moments for some of them.
“I have to thank my wife Dani, who has had to make many sacrifices, moving wherever my career took us. And also my three children who have now lived in four countries and have always adapted and made the decisions to move so much easier.
“Unfortunately, my time at Perth Glory was disrupted with niggles and what was originally thought to be a fairly small injury has now kept me out for over a year, and ultimately put an end to my playing days.
“I hope to continue to stay involved in football in some capacity in the future and continue to part of the beautiful game.
Everyone at Liverpool FC wishes Brad the best of luck for the future.