Johnson yet to have Liverpool contract talks

Glen Johnson has yet to speak to Liverpool about extending his contract at the club, ESPN has reported, with the defender’s deal due to expire at the end of the season.

Johnson, who moved to Anfield in the summer of 2009, the Reds paying Portsmouth £17m for the services of the former West Ham and Chelsea right-back, also confirmed that he has been made aware of interest in him from outside of English football. With his contract in its final six months Johnson is able to discuss his future with clubs from outside England but says he isn’t thinking about his next step.

“[There have been] no talks. At this point I have no idea [where I will be next season,” Johnson admitted. “I haven’t thought about it. There are talks [with teams from outside England]. It would be great for the kids to go abroad but I am not thinking about it yet as we have two months left here and I’ll think about it after that,” he continued. “We will have to wait and see.”

Johnson has made almost 200 appearances in his nearly six years as a Liverpool player but has fallen out of favour in recent weeks after manager Brendan Rodgers altered the team’s formation, while Johnson has also battled against injury.

The 30-year-old began his career at West Ham before a move to Chelsea in 2003 and an initial loan switch to Portsmouth in 2006. He made the move permanent a year later and two years after that, headed north to Merseyside.

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