Brad Jones has said that he will be ready and waiting for any opportunity afforded to him by Brendan Rodgers this season.
The Australian stopper is likely to make his second start of the season in the FA Cup fourth round clash with Bournemouth on Saturday after making his first in the last round against Oldham.
Belgian custodian Simon Mignolet, a Summer signing from Sunderland, has been inconsistent since Christmas with a few errors costing goals against Manchester City, Chelsea, Stoke City and Aston Villa.
Jones is ready to seize his chance to challenge the keeper for the number one spot in the team.
“I’ve realised that you’ve got to prepare all the time like you’re going to start, so that if that surprise is sprung on you, you’re as ready as you can be,” Jones told Liverpoolfc.com
“There are obviously boys whose chances have been limited. If the gaffer gives you a chance, you’ve got to try and take it.
“Being a goalkeeper, it’s different if you’re not playing. It’s rare that you come on as a substitute, so in that sense it’s rare. But I think in general it’s very similar for a lot of players.
“Nothing gets guaranteed, it’s purely down to the manager’s ideas of the game and what he wants to do and circumstances. I’ll just continue on.
“I’ve said it before – I didn’t expect to play so many games last season and this season, you never know what’s going to happen.”