Liverpool morning news, Johnson reveals contract situation, Gerrard seeks two-year deal

Glen Johnson

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has indicated there haven't been any serious talks regarding a new contract for him, with his current deal expiring in the summer. 

It has been reported that if Johnson were to stay at the club, then he has to accept a pay cut from his £120,000 per week wages - with one report indicating he had rejected a two-year deal at half the pay.

He is quoted in several papers, saying: “It’s as plain and simple as that. I’ve seen some stuff in the press about being offered half my current salary but that’s not true. I haven’t been offered anything.

“There were minor talks at the end of last season but nothing I could either accept or reject.

“The club know where I am. I’ve not spoken to the club and we’re not speaking at the moment.

“They know the situation. I’m not going to go crawling to anybody.

“Of course I’d like to stay. I have always enjoyed my time here but if I don’t have a contract then I can’t stay.”

Johnson proved he can make a contribution to the Liverpool team as he scored a crucial winning goal for the Reds over Stoke City at the weekend as the Reds seek to turn their season around. They're currently five points off the Champions League places in 11th place.

The other experienced player at the subject of contract talks is captain Steven Gerrard, whose deal also runs out in the summer with the Daily Mirror reporting that Gerrard is in no rush to accept any new offer.

The club want the 34-year-old to take a pay cut as they see his career coming into it's latter stages, and the Mirror has reported that any reduction in wages means that he will want a two-year deal, according to his representatives.

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