Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson has revealed that he's expecting to leave the club at the end of the season.
As reported by Sky Sports, the versatile full-back, who featured in the Reds' 1-0 defeat to Hull City at the KC Stadium last night, is set to run out of contract at Anfield at the end of the season, and now looks set to depart the club sooner rather than later.
Ultimately, it appears that the Liverpool hierarchy haven't attempted to negotiate a new deal with the defender, who has starred at the club since arriving from Chelsea in 2009.
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Johnson looks set for the Anfield exit doors, as when asked if he expects to depart at the club, he told Sky Sports: "I would have thought so - I haven't got a contract. We'll have to wait and see (if that is going to change).
"I don't think so but we have to wait and see."
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It remains to be seen as to whether Liverpool try and persuade the player to stay or whether they allow his contract to run down. One thing's for sure, a number of clubs will be looking at the player, who will be available on a free.
In fact, the same report from Sky Sports claims that West Ham - Johnson's former club - have been linked with the defender, but it's far from certain as to whether Sam Allardyce and Co. will make him an offer.
In truth, though, it has been a season to forget for Johnson and Co. at Anfield. After last night's disappointing result, the Reds now look set to miss out on next year's Champions League competition with the club currently seven points behind fourth placed Manchester United with just four league games remaining.
There's no doubt about it, Liverpool are in need of a reshuffle this summer, so it may be best all round if Johnson moves on as he approaches the latter stages of his career.
Time to move on
At 30-years-old, he may well be hoping for one final challenge before he calls it a day, and things haven't entirely gone to plan at Anfield over the course of the last 12-months.
Perhaps a move to West Ham would give him a lease of life, with the club seemingly heading in the right direction. One thing's for sure, his days as a Liverpool player appear to be numbered.
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