Brad Jones
Jones is jumping for joy after being given a string of rare first team opportunities.Getty Images

Brad Jones is unfazed by the prospect of the Liverpool signing a new goalkeeper during the January transfer window and remains hopeful of securing a new contract at Anfield.

Jones has replaced Simon Mignolet in the Reds' last three games against Manchester United, AFC Bournemouth, and Arsenal and is expected to be retained throughout the club's festive schedule starting against Burnley on Boxing Day.

With Mignolet having been dropped indefinitely by Rodgers, reports suggest Liverpool will look to sign a new 'keeper during the mid-season transfer window to add solidity to the position.

But Jones, who is contracted to the Merseyside club until the summer of 2016, says he will continue to fight for his place at Liverpool regardless of who eventually arrives in January.

"I signed my first contract [to try and win another one] and I have been playing that way since," Jones said.

"Everyone wants to link other players with us and that is probably not going to change. We will get linked with another 20 goalkeepers now but I won't let it affect me.

"Every game that I play, I will just go out and do my best. Do I want to stay? Of course I do. It is just up to me to go out and do my best and hold on to it for as long as I can.

"If it is a couple of weeks, a couple of months, we will see. I just have to make the most of it when I can."

With Jones' surprising recall against United coming 20 months after his last Premier League start, questions have been asked over the Australian international's ability to cement the No.1 jersey at Liverpool.

But Jones is unperturbed by the scrutiny, saying: "I have had it before and I'll get it again. There is pressure on every player in every position. You are expected to win every week and when you don't you get criticised.

"At smaller clubs you get away with certain things. The magnifying glass isn't as big, if you like.

"But if you are here you have obviously done something right to be here in the first place, and when you are here you have to deal with it as best you can.

"Every game is an opportunity. I'll just play each game and hope that I do well enough to play the next one. I have tried to play as the manager wants me to do. I have just got to go on that.

"In football, and with goalkeepers, circumstances dictate how much you do and when you do it. Sometimes you might not have a chance to do anything. I just try and play as best as I can in every aspect."

Though Liverpool appear set to raid the January market to find a first choice goalkeeper, Rodgers has praised the contribution of Jones, whose recall has coincided with a dramatic improvement in the club's performances.

"In terms of Brad he's come into the team, he's been our number three or number two and when called upon he's done very well. In my first season he did very well," he added.

"He's a loyal goalkeeper, loves working here at the club and fulfils his duty very well. He's an important member of the squad.

"Simon Mignolet's response has been fantastic. He's been outstanding, his training has been good, we're analysing the parts of the game he can improve."