Rodgers wants new Johnson deal

Rodgers wants new Johnson deal

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that tying Glen Johnson down to a new contract must be a priority for the club.

Rodgers is a self confessed fan of Johnson’s and describes him as “one of the best full-backs in the world”.  Johnson will only have 1 year left on his current deal come the Summer and Rodgers is desperate to get the defender a new deal.

“It’s important for me with how we play that the full-backs can get up, join in and make runs in behind. We are seeing now the player we all know Liverpool had – which is one of the best full-backs in the world,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“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. 

“No contracts will be looked at until the summer but his will be a priority for us, especially if he continues in the form that he’s in.

“The beauty of this is we want to keep Glen and Glen loves it here. We just need to find a solution which is good for both.

“If we can do that then the club will have a very good player for years to come.

“We have other players like young Jon Flanagan who only has one year left, while Jordan Henderson only has two years left. They have been great and we want to look at those contracts.

“That’s something that will be for the summer. The players can do themselves no harm by continuing to play in the form they are in. The club will then take a close look at it.”

Whilst Rodgers may be a huge fan of Johnson’s, most Liverpool fans have been frustrated by his performances this season. Hopefully, with 8 games to go he can show them exactly why the manager see’s him as one of the world’s best.

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