Liverpool star Johnson enjoying wing-back role

Liverpool defender Glenn Johnson is enjoying the freedom he is finding in his new-found wing-back role, according to The Mirror.

The former Chelsea and Portsmouth player says he is also enjoying playing regular football once again, having missed six weeks with a knee injury before returning to the first team in October.

The wing-back role allows Johnson the freedom to use his pace to help the Kop in attack – an attribute Johnson believes fits his style of play perfectly.

“It’s ideal for me. I think the wing-back role suits me and it’s just good to be back playing again.

“It all depends on the game itself, really, but I’ve got more freedom to go forward. Obviously it’s difficult to be box-to-box for 90 minutes, almost impossible, so you have to play the game as it comes, go forward at the right times and defend at the right times.”

Johnson moved to Liverpool in 2009 from Portsmouth, and has gone on to make almost 120 appearances in the famous red shirt. He has previously had spells at West Ham, Chelsea and Portsmouth, as well as loan spells at Millwall and at Fratton Park prior to his permanent move to the now-troubled club.

He has also been capped 49 times by England.

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