Glen Johnson won't receive new Liverpool contract

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Liverpool have no plans to offer Glen Johnson a new contract and are happy to let the defender leave Anfield on a free transfer next summer.

According to the Daily Star, the England international - who currently earns £110,000-a-week on Merseyside - does not form part of Brendan Rodgers's long-term future plans.

However, Johnson is not expected to be sold during the forthcoming transfer window, despite the fact that Liverpool could raise up to £4 million for his services.

Instead, Rodgers hopes that Johnson will be suitably motivated to try and prove him wrong, and try to earn himself an extension during the 2014/15 campaign.

The 29-year-old is coming off the back of a solid season as Liverpool finished second in the Premier League, missing out on the title to Manchester City on the final day of 2013/14.

His fine form helped secure a place in Roy Hodgson's 23-man World Cup squad - one of five Liverpool players to make the cut - while fellow full-back Jon Flanagan has been placed on reserve for England this summer.

Liverpool have been linked with moves for a number of different defenders in the past few months with Manchester City right-back Micah Richards one recurring name that continues to be mooted for a potential switch to Anfield.

He is not understood to be on the Reds' summer radar though, with Johnson likely to retain his starting spot on the right side of defence next season.

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