Glen Johnson Plans Liverpool Exit When Current Contract Expires

England right-back not planning extension to Anfield stay.

Check in to Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Glen Johnson is set to reject offers of a new contract from Liverpool and leave the club on a free transfer when his current deal expires in 2015, according to Sports Direct News.

The 29-year-old has been at Liverpool since 2009, becoming a key player for the club with over 140 appearances and 8 goals in a highly successful spell at Anfield.

However, he is seemingly not willing to extend his stay beyond the next two years as he seeks a new challenge for the latter years of his career.

Johnson started his career at West Ham before being snapped up by Chelsea in 2003 as one of the first signings of the Roman Abramovich era, though he never truly established himself as a regular for the Blues before moving to Portsmouth in 2008.

It was during his time at Fratton Park that he truly impressed, which earned him a move to Liverpool in a £17.5m deal, and it is as a player for the Merseyside giants that he has earned the vast majority of his 49 England caps.

However, the club have not managed to claim a great deal of silverware in recent years, with just the League Cup in 2012, and Johnson may be tempted to try his luck somewhere else in the pursuit of medals.

More Stories Liverpool FC