Liverpool star threatens Anfield exit

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Reports in the Daily Mail today suggest that Liverpool and England right-back Glen Johnson is unhappy at Liverpool under new manager Roy Hodgson, and it starting to initiate a move for a January transfer.

The 26-year-old is angered at the way Roy Hodgson handled his injury problem earlier in the season, and was further infuriated by the public criticism he received from him on Friday.

The Liverpool right-back's representatives have scheduled in a meeting with director of football strategy at Anfield, Damien Comolli. In this meeting they are going to express how Johnson has no faith in Roy and believes his style of play to be transforming Liverpool into a 'boring' team.

Johnson's representatives are also intending on raising the issue that they believe Roy rushed back Glen Johnson after his groin injury, which led to further setbacks in his fitness.

A source close to Johnson explained to the Mail: "'Things have moved rapidly downhill for Glen since Roy arrived,' 'He finds the style of football boring and the way he was criticised by the manager in public was uncalled for. He was made to train too soon with a groin injury and it's kept him out for longer than it should have done.'

Reports suggest that Johnson is willing to move away from the Premiership to cut ties with Liverpool.

However, if Liverpool progress from the Europa League Johnson would become cup tied, making him less attractive for European clubs.

Reports from Merseyside suggest that communication between Roy Hodgson and Johnson hit an all time low after a press conference last Friday, when Hodgson explicitly criticised the England right-back.

Hodgson singled out Johnson and appeared to hold nothing back, claiming: "To be frank, he has not performed up to now to the level I would expect of him. You would have to ask him the question, 'Do you think you are playing at top form and are you playing like the best right-back in the country for your club?' If he says yes, we will have to agree to differ. And if he says No, then you have to ask the question, why not?'

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