White Hart Lane boss keen on Anfield defender.
Tottenham Hotspur could be ready to try and bring Liverpool FC right back Glen Johnson back to London and a reunion with former manager Harry Redknapp.
The 27 year old defender joined Liverpool in 2009 but has this season been unlucky where injury is concerned and has managed just a quick fifteen minute appearance against Stoke City this campaign.
Tottenham are looking for a defender who can play across the back line and with Johnson able to play both left-back and right-back he seems to be the top choice at the moment. Whether Harry Redknapp will be able to tempt both Liverpool and his former player into coming back to London remains to be seen but it could be assumed that the finishing places of both sides at the end of the season could have a huge bearing on any decision.
Harry Redknapp clearly knows Glen Johnson well as the defender was part of the West Ham youth team prior to the Tottenham boss’s move to Portsmouth and was then signed when he was at Portsmouth, and the England international may have some concerns about regular first team football at Anfield given the emergence of youngster Martin Kelly.
Johnson has had an up and down time of things during his two and a bit seasons on Merseyside and for some periods was considered a very expensive mistake following the £18m purchase by Rafa Benitez, however the right back is still considered one of the best in his position in the Premier League, so interest from Tottenham is not unusual.
Having spent the majority of his career in the south, and predominantly in London, perhaps the lure of a return to his hometown may attract the 27 year old.
Johnson found himself filling the left back slot at time last term and has proved himself most effective on either flank and has always been considered better going forward than on the back foot and would be interesting to see what would transpire if Redknapp made a bid for the Greenwich born defender.
Dalglish has a number of youthful options at the back with the likes of the aforementioned Kelly, John Flanagan, Jack Robinson, Sebastian Coates and Danny Wilson to name just five so the Liverpool boss may feel able to sell Johnson if a significant bid was forthcoming.
Tottenham offloaded Alan Hutton to Aston Villa and have seen Kyle Walker grow in stature on the right hand side of defence and Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been a regular on the left but clearly Redknapp may feel he needs other options as he looks to break back into the top four.