English Premiership

Reds eyes Johnson replacement

2014-10-24 10:46
Glen Johnson (liverpoolfc.com)
Cape Town - Glen Johnson's days at Anfield are numbered as Liverpool begin plans to bring in a new right back to the club. 

Glen Johnson currently earns a reported £120 000-a-week at the Reds but will not be offered a new deal which matches his current deal according to the Daily Mirror.

With Johnson set to depart the club at the end of June, Brendan Rodgers has sent his scouts on a mission to find a new right back.

Reports in England suggest that AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate is Liverpool's first choice target.

Abate has so far failed to agree a new deal with Milan and will be allowed to join Liverpool on a free on July 1.

Liverpool will be monitoring the Italian's contract negotiations with a keen eye and may yet decide to make a January move in order to avoid losing out on the 27-year-old.

Joel Ward is also being linked with Liverpool but the defender has a new offer from Crystal Palace, who want to keep the young defender at the club.

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock confirmed that the club have been in discussions with Ward over a new deal.

"I think that Joel is an important player." said Warnock.

"It doesn’t mean that he will sign a contract. He’s got his options, speaking to the lad himself.

"I think it’s important that the club make offers like this to players, not just when their contract has expired, but in plenty of time when you value their service."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.