Lucas: Johnson on top form

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva believes Glen Johnson is nearing top form after the full-back scored the winning goal in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Johnson's 87th minute strike consigned Chelsea to their third defeat in four Barclays Premier League games, and Lucas believes that although the 27-year-old's main role is supplying crosses for others to score, he also poses a goal threat himself having worked his way back from injury.

"Johnno (Johnson) has been suffering from injuries in the last few months but he is fit again now and his confidence is back, and we are all happy for him," he told Liverpool's official website.

"We know he is capable of doing that and he scored what turned out to be a very important goal. We are really pleased with our performance, especially the first half when we did very well.

"They changed their system in the second half and we lost a bit of momentum when they equalised, but we kept going and got the second goal we were aiming for."

The Brazilian international also had some kinds words for midfield partner Charlie Adam, who claimed the man of the match award as Liverpool pulled level on points with Chelsea in 3rd place in the Barclays Premier League.

"Charlie is an offensive player and you could see his quality with the pass he gave for Glen to score," he continued. "There are a lot of new players in this team and it does take a bit of time for everyone to get used to each other's style of play.

"I am really enjoying playing alongside Charlie. I try to give him the license to go forward and make a key pass. When we need to defend he is always back to help me and the more games we play together, the better we will be."

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