Portsmouth to gain £1m from Liverpool title win

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Portsmouth fans will be cheering for Liverpool to win the Premier League title this season - and here's why.

The struggling south coast club stand to gain £1m from Liverpool if the Reds win the league as part of the £17m deal that brought Glen Johnson to the club in 2009.

The England international signed for the Anfield club from Pompey, with a clause in his contract that reportedly stipulated a £1m payment if Liverpool managed to win the Premier League title.

That million pound clause in the small print of the right-back's contract could be crucial to Portsmouth's short-term health, with the League Two club desperate for a boost to the finances.

As reported by the Daily Mirror, Portsmouth CEO Mark Catlin refused to be drawn on the potential benefits for the club from a Liverpool title win - but it's expected to be significant.

"Contracts remain private and confidential and that should never change," he said.

Johnson, 29, joined Liverpool after winning the FA Cup under Harry Redknapp during his stint at Fratton Park.

The England full-back, who is expected to start for Roy Hodgson's side at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, has established himself as first-choice under Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

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