The manager is desperate to get Johnson to sign a new deal.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed one his main priorities this summer is tying down right-back Glen Johnson to a new deal.
The 29-year-old’s current contract at Anfield expires in the summer of 2015 and the Reds are desperate not to be forced into selling the Englishman at the end of the season.
When fit Johnson has played a key role in Rodgers’ side and the Northern Irishman does not want to lose the England international to another club.
“We want to keep Glen here, there is no question about that, especially now he’s in this form. He’s 29 and we feel that he has still got good years ahead of him,” the 41-year-old was quoted by Sky Sports.
Johnson has played 22 matches for the Merseyside outfit in all competitions this term, although as mentioned has missed large spells due to fitness issues.
However, since arriving at the club in 2009 from Portsmouth the full-back has become a key part of both Liverpool’s starting XI and the national team’s.
As well as having played 164 times for the Reds, to date Johnson also has 50 caps for the Three Lions and is expected to start on the right side of defence for the country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer.
Under Rodgers the team have been playing free-flowing attacking football and have scored more goals in the English top tier than any other side – but they are also conceding more than they’d probably like.
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