English Premiership

Johnson eyeing Liverpool exit

2014-12-01 12:14
Glen Johnson (liverpoolfc.com)
Cape Town - Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson has admitted that he is unlikely to stay at the Merseyside club beyond the end of the current campaign.

The England international, whose contract expires at the end of this season, joined the Reds from Portsmouth in 2009 for a reported fee of £18m.

He has gone on to make over 180 appearances for the Anfield outfit, helping to secure the League Cup in the 2011/12 season.

However, it appears his time at the club will soon come to an end, with the club giving him no indication that they would like to offer him a new deal.

"I have enjoyed the majority of the six years; I've had some good times and some bad times, but if I haven't got a contract then I can't stay," Football411 quotes Johnson as saying.

"Of course it plays on your mind but that is when you have to be professional and try to do a job for your team, and I respect my team-mates and I want to put in a performance for them.

"I want to play for a club that wants me - I am not going to go crawling to anybody. The club know where I am and they know the situation.

"There were minor talks at the end of last season but nothing I could accept or reject."

Despite the fact that Johnson has not been offered a contract extension, he insists he will remain professional while he is still at the club.

He said: "Whether it is football or business I don't really worry about things I can't control.

"All I can do is try to keep doing my job every weekend and whatever will unfold will unfold.

"It is not my business to talk to other clubs at the moment. I want to play my football, keep winning for Liverpool and I want to respect my contract, and that is what I am willing to do."

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