Glen Johnson won't receive new Liverpool contract

Published 5 Comments

Football News

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.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Glen Johnson
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again