Liverpool Set To Re-Open Contract Talks With Glen Johnson

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The England international is out of contract at the end of the season.

Liverpool are set to surprisingly perform a u-turn and invite right-back Glen Johnson back to the negotiating table to offer him a deal to stay at Anfield, report the Express, despite the England international having appeared to be half way out of the exit door at Merseyside club already.

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The Reds’ switch to a three at the back system recently has marginalised Johnson, with winger Lazar Markovic preferred in the right wing back role by Brendan Rodgers.

However, the Northern Irishman is not keen on allowing any senior players to leave in the summer because he wants them to offer support to Liverpool’s new generation of exciting young talent.

Johnson is free to listen to other offers from clubs from abroad ahead of the expiry of his contract at the end of the season, but Liverpool are set to invite him back for more negotiations about the possibility of extending his stay at Anfield for at least another year.

Rodgers is set to integrate youngsters such as Jordon Ibe and Jordan Rossiter into the first team over the coming months, with the likes of Emre Can and Raheem Sterling also involved, and he wants the likes of Johnson to be involved in helping the transition.

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