Johnson braced for Liverpool thrashing

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Glen Johnson is confident Liverpool will hand out a thrashing to somebody in the coming weeks after chances came-and-went at Anfield over the weekend.

The Reds claimed a precious home victory against QPR over the weekend, with Luis Suarez's second-half strike enough to give Kenny Dalglish's side all three points against the west London visitors.

And, whilst Johnson is happy to claim any kind of victory in the race for a top four Barclays Premier League finish, the England full-back expects somebody to feel the wrath of the club's strikers.

"I definitely get the feeling a big win isn't far off. We're coming close," Johnson told the official Liverpool website.

"We had so many chances against QPR to get a healthy scoreline and on another day with a bit more luck you score 80% of your chances and you find yourself 6-0 up.

"As long as you win the game it doesn't really matter but the way we are playing it's coming. We only got the one goal against QPR but three points was the most important thing.

"There was relief getting back to winning ways at home. It's always nice to bounce back after a defeat and that's what good teams do."

On the strikers, Johnson paid special tribute to Luis Suarez, with the Uruguayan hitman quickly becoming a cult hero on Merseyside following his big-money move from Ajax in January.

The former Portsmouth defender admits that it's up to the rest of the squad to take some of the pressure off their teammates though, and chip in with some crucial goals throughout the campaign.

"When you are playing and winning, nobody cares who scores but the more players who are scoring the better it is for the team. You don't want to be relying on the same players," he added.

"Luis isn't going to let any of the silly stuff bother him. People will try everything they possibly can to upset him because he's a good player. No opponent wants him to feel comfortable because if he feels comfortable he will score goals and that's not what they want.

"He always works so hard for the team and he plays very well when he's not scoring. But obviously we are much happier when he's scoring. I've been fortunate to play with some very good players and Luis is right up there."

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