Johnson backs Reds for title

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Glen Johnson believes Liverpool can steal the title from Manchester United next season.

The Anfield club's new £17million full-back is supremely confident his new employers have the quality to go one better than last season, when they finished as runners-up to the men from Old Trafford.

The England defender was unveiled on Thursday as Liverpool's first major signing of the summer, and said: "The boys did fantastically well last year. Hopefully we can now get a few more points and steal it from Manchester United."

He added: "We want to go as far as we can in every competition but all the lads want to win the Premier League and that would be a great start.

"Liverpool went very close last term, a matter of just a few points. If we can nick a few more points this time, and cut out a few mistakes, then the title is very much on for us."

Johnson, who won a title medal at Chelsea after moving from West Ham as a teenager for £6million when the Hammers were relegated in 2003, now sees himself with another chance of a title chase.

He arrives from Portsmouth, after re-establishing himself as an England player, and added: "I had a spell at Chelsea before and there were good and bad times but when a club like Liverpool comes in for you it is not a hard decision.

"It is a fantastic club - one of the biggest in the world - with a great history and I wanted to be a part of that.

"The hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you come to Anfield and hear 'You'll Never Walk Alone' even when you don't play for Liverpool.

"So I cannot begin to imagine how it is going to feel when I put the kit on for the first time. We have got some fantastic players and I wanted to come here and help Liverpool win the league."

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