Johnson could quit Liverpool after contract talks collapse

Glen Johnson could be about to end his Liverpool career after confirming he and the club have been unable to reach an agreement over a contract extension, according to the Guardian.

Johnson’s current contract expires at the end of the season and talks over renewing his deal have led nowhere, with the full-back describing the situation between himself and the Reds as ‘very quiet.’ The 30-year-old can speak to clubs outside England from January and is looking for a longer offer than the 12 months on the table at Anfield, with a pay packet of £120,000 per week.

“I am just concentrating week by week and not thinking about it,” Johnson said. “Of course I want to stay but, like I say, I worry about this week, this week, and then next week, next week. That is how I live my life.”

Liverpool have recently signed a new deal with Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling is said to be next on the agenda at Anfield, with the former penning a five-year contract and Sterling set to be offered lengthy terms.

Johnson, who has made 175 appearances for Liverpool since a 2009 move from Portsmouth, returned from injury in the weekend win over West Bromwich Albion. He admits that returning to the England set-up is his next aim, with the current squad, named for Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia, coming too soon for him.

“I would have preferred the international break to have come next week so I could declare myself fit and available,” he said. “Obviously with the squad being picked last Thursday I haven’t played for six weeks so I can’t be involved. I want to go away with the England team and play again for them as well.”

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