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England international released by Liverpool; linked with move back to former club

England right-back Glen Johnson has left Liverpool, with the defender being confirmed among the club’s end-of-season released players.

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As reported by the Mirror, the full-back has finally ended his six-year stint with the Reds, and is now in the process of finding a new club.

The 30-year-old Greenwich-born player began his career at West Ham United, and featured for both Chelsea and Portsmouth before moving to Anfield in 2009.

To date, the defender has featured 54 times for England.

While he enjoyed success at Stamford Bridge and Fratton Park—winning the Premier League and the FA Cup under Jose Mourinho in 2005, and the FA Cup again under Harry Redknapp in 2008—he has endured a mixed spell on Merseyside.

Regularly criticised for his lack of defensive nous, a league cup win in 2012 is all he has to show, medals-wise, for his efforts with the club. West Ham United have been linked with a move that would see Johnson return to the club where he began his career [Sunday People via the Mirror].

As well as Johnson, Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones has been released, as well as youngsters Jordan Lussey and Marc Pelosi.

Steven Gerrard’s name has also appeared on the club’s exit list, although the skipper’s departure for Los Angeles Galaxy has been known for sometime.