Liverpool latest: The pressure's on them says Terry, Johnson unlikely to get new deal

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A round up of news stories and transfer rumours about Liverpool from the past 24 hours.

Chelsea captain John Terry says the pressure is on Liverpool in the Premier League title race. Liverpool and Chelsea both secured important wins yesterday with the sides due to meet at Anfield the weekend after next in the game which could decide who wins the league.

“We knew about it, and looking at Manchester City dropping points it is probably the one we wanted - even though Liverpool are flying - We've won our game, and the pressure is still on the teams above and below us,” said Terry.

The Daily Star claims Liverpool won’t offer right-back Glen Johnson a new contract before the end of the season. Johnson has been in good form for the Reds and enters the final year of his contract over the 2014/2015 season, which could see him leave for free the following summer.

Jon Flanagan says he’s determined to follow up on Steven Gerrard’s post match huddle speech following the 3-2 win against Manchester City. Gerrard was clearly emotional following Liverpool’s win.

“It was a great win - Stevie said in the huddle that we need to go again next weekend at Norwich and he’s right,” said the defender.

Raheem Sterling has revealed that he’s never seen anything like Liverpool’s support in recent matches. Reds fans created an awesome atmosphere over the weekend before the game against Manchester City.

“Coming in on the coach and seeing the fans out there singing was great – I’ve never seen anything like it – It was a great feeling. It was a great atmosphere – and I’m happy to be part of this football club,” he told Liverpool’s website.

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has said it would be fitting for Gerrard to win a Premier League title before the end of his career.

“I've never seen him as emotional and as contagious. The Premier League is the only trophy he's not won with Liverpool and it would be a fitting tribute to his Anfield career if they win the title,” he told Sky Sports News.

Former Reds defender and Kop legend Alan Hansen says it would be a massive disappointment if Brendan Rodgers’ side don’t pull off a league win, considering their current position.

“If they do not win the title, then it would be a massive disappointment as they have had a great season,” he told the Express.

In transfer news, Alessio Cerci has revealed that he will consider his future at the end of the season. The Torino wide man has been linked with a number of top European clubs amid speculation he could move after the World Cup.

“I want to do as well as possible, and thinking about the future could distract me from doing that. We will think about the future at the end of the season. But I want to reiterate that I feel great here,” he told Tuttosport.

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