Liverpool Star Fears January Axe As Contract Talks Remain Silent

Glen Johnson fears that Liverpool could be gearing up to move him on in January.

Liverpool and England right back Glen Johnson fears the Liverpool axe in the January transfer window, report the Mail, with the club showing no signs of looking to extend the player’s £100,000 per week contract that is due to expire next summer.

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Johnson, who is currently struggling with an injury, looks as though he could well have lost his place in the Liverpool team to young loanee Javier Manquillo, who has done a perfectly solid job in that position since arriving at the club on a two-year deal from Atletico Madrid this summer.

England international Johnson has come in for a lot of criticism from supporters and pundits for his defensive displays in the last couple of seasons – and it would appear that Reds manager Brendan Rodgers could well agree with that assessment, judging by the lack of movement on offering a new deal to his previously first choice right back.

The Reds could look to cash in on Johnson in the January transfer window to avoid losing him on a free transfer, although Johnson would be free to talk to foreign clubs over a bosman deal as soon as the window reopens, meaning that he could emulate Ashley Cole in heading abroad for nothing.

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