Liverpool open contract talks with Jones

Out-of-contract Reds goalkeeper Brad Jones could be set to stay on Merseyside with manager Brendan Rogers revealing discussions have been held with the former Socceroos shot-stopper.

Rodgers said Liverpool have held initial talks with the club's second-choice goalkeeper regarding a new contract.

Jones is a free agent at the end of the season and has not played for Liverpool since Boxing Day after suffering a thigh injury.

But the 33-year-old could extend his stay at Anfield as backup for Simon Mignolet, after Rodgers told reporters: "There have been discussions.

"Obviously, Brad is in his last year but nothing has been resolved on that."

Jones, who arrived from Middlesbrough in 2010, stepped in for the embattled Mignolet and played four consecutive fixtures in all competitions before injuring himself in the Red's 1-0 win at Burnley on December 26.

Liverpool will travel to Australia at the end of the English Premier League season in July to play two sold-out friendly mathces against Hyundai A-League sides Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United.