Liverpool's Glen Johnson reveals talks with other clubs

Glen Johnson is out of contract in the summer, but has been allowed to enter into discussions with foreign clubs from January.

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has revealed he has been in talks with foreign clubs according to the Liverpool Echo, with the right-backs contract coming to an end in the summer. 

Johnson has reportedly said he won't 'go crawling' to the club over a new deal, with some reports suggesting he has rejected contract offers which contain a pay cut. 

He said: “At this point I have no idea (where I will be next season). I haven’t thought about it.

“I’ve got two months left here and we will see what happens after that. I’m just going to keep my head down and keep training.”

“I do like the idea of going abroad.

“There have been talks. I’m still young and it would be great for the kids. But I’m not thinking about that at the moment, We will have to wait and see.

Johnson signed for the club in 2009 and is eight appearances off 200 for the club, but he hasn't made many starts during the second half of the season.

His form in the second half of last season, and much of this term hasn't been the best and it looks as though his opportunities between now and the end of the season are going to be limited, given that his two most recent starts have been at home to Championship opposition in the FA Cup in the form of Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

Manager Brendan Rodgers seems to envisage Johnson playing on the right side of a defensive three when he gets the opportunity, or at wing-back.

But he faces a lot of competition in both roles, and if Liverpool were to revert to a back four, the chances are that Johnson would find it hard to get into the side if fully fit with both Javier Manquillo and Jon Flanagan also options for that role.

It seems as though his time is coming to an end at Anfield, and given his form this season - which has been error strewn, and has at times lacked composure. Not many Liverpool fans are likely to lose sleep over the prospect of losing the England international at the end of the season.

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