Liverpool’s Glen Johnson to leave the club at the end of the season

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is expecting to be leaving the Merseyside club when his contract comes to an end this summer, with the experienced right-back admitting there have been no talks on renewing his deal with the Reds, reports Sky Sports.

The England international has been on the periphery all season under manager Brendan Rodgers, and his form has been poor when he has featured too. Johnson admitted that the two parties haven’t discussed terms on a new deal, and that the writing has been on the wall all through the campaign. He doesn’t feel Liverpool want to keep him on, as they are looking to build a young looking side to try and push for the Premier League title next season.

Johnson, 30, has often been a scapegoat due to his poor performances, but found himself out of the team entirely following a tactic shift that saw manager Brendan Rodgers operate with fullbacks for a period in 2015. But the long-serving defender has since been brought back into the side due to injuries to their backline, but he can’t see himself at the club next season.

“I would have thought so – I haven’t got a contract. We’ll have to wait and see (if that is going to change). I don’t think so but we have to wait and see.”

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