Brendan Rodgers Desperate To Tie Glen Johnson Down To New Liverpool Contract

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to keep full-back Glen Johnson at the club by offering him a new deal at the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.

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Rodger’s is a big fan of the 29-year-old and has made his future one of his top transfer priorities this summer after hailing him as “one of the best full-backs in the world”.

Johnson will have just one year remaining on his current deal at the end of the campaign, and Rodgers is wary about losing the former Chelsea man.

“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.”

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