Manchester United v Liverpool: Brad Jones analysis: the man with the unblemished record at Old Trafford

The keeper has only played one game at Manchester United - but he didn't concede

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Brendan Rodgers has caused a stir ahead of the big game at Old Trafford today by dropping his Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for Brad Jones, the former Middlesbrough goalkeeper.

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Perhaps Rodgers is cuter than people give him credit for, however, as Jones has never conceded a goal at Old Trafford.

Admittedly he has only ever played there once - eight years ago, when Middlesbrough held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw.

That, of course, was the season when Chelsea under Mourinho Mk 1 steamrollered their way to their second Premier League title.

Middlesbrough themselves experienced their own flirtation with the limelight - just nine days after Jones kept Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney et al at bay, he was on the bench as Steve McClaren's side were summarily thumped 4-0 by Sevilla in the UEFA Cup Final in Eindhoven.

Still, as omens go struggling Liverpool could do a lot worse than turn to one of the few men in the country with an unblemished record at the Theatre of Dreams.

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