Liverpool defender Glen Johnson revealed via social media on Sunday afternoon that the game against Stoke City is likely to be his final appearance for the Merseyside outfit.
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A big thank you to all the people out there who have genuinely supported me through the last 6 years. #200 #NewChapter
— Glen Johnson (@glen_johnson) May 24, 2015
The right-back posted a message on his official Twitter account in which he appeared to bid an emotional farewell to the Kop supporters after six seasons as a Reds player.
He joined the club from Portsmouth in 2009 and has gone on to make 160 apperances for the club but looks set to depart when his contract expires at the end of next month.
Johnson’s form during his first few seasons at Anfield were impressive but he has tailed off in recent years, with his error-strewn performance in the game against Crystal Palace towards the end of last season one that he’d like to forget.
A selection of Liverpool fans have reacted to the news on Twitter and it is safe to say that there has been a mixed reaction for the 30-year-old:
All the best Glen Johnson who at times has been treated harsh on Twitter, he has kept his conduct unlike that greedy upstart Sterling
— Gav Melling (@gavmelling) May 24, 2015
As if Sky haven’t deemed Glen Johnson’s farewell TV worthy
— – (@ThoseScouseLads) May 24, 2015
All joking aside I wish Glen Johnson all the best for his future. He’s played 6 years for us, 160 PL games & wasn’t always as he is now.
— #ThanksStevie (@TaintlessRed) May 24, 2015
Liverpool will say goodbye to a club legend today. A stalwart of the side and a hero to the fans…. …Goodbye, Glen Johnson
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) May 24, 2015
Thank Jesus Christ Glen Johnson is gone. I’d have rathered Kerrea Gilbert at right full
— Ciarán Stafford (@CiaranStaff95) May 24, 2015
Liverpool fans at hearing the news that Glen Johnson will leave at the end of the season. http://t.co/JGtZGNtdSg
— Eurosport.com (@EurosportCom_EN) May 24, 2015
#LFC signed him as Glen Johnson,been out of form for the last 18 months,he’s leaving as John Glenson.
— King Amadeu (@KingAmadeu) May 24, 2015