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What are you smoking over at the Britannia, Glen?

Glen Johnson insists he left Liverpool exactly how he would have liked and claims that despite heavy investment this summer the Reds' squad is no better than it was last season.

 

Johnson spent six years at Anfield, playing 200 games and finding the net nine times (from 3712 shots, all with his left foot from 25 yards after cutting inside). He will line up against his former team-mates tomorrow and insists he has no regrets at how things turned out.

 

“I had a very good time [at Liverpool] and enjoyed the majority of it” said the 30 year old. “But I turned down a new contract at the end of the day, so it ended exactly how I would like.”

 

Well technically yes, he did turn down a new contract. A contract that would have meant a rather significant pay cut, and one that it could even be argued that Liverpool knew he’d never agree to.

 

You may recall around the time he turned down that contract he was being heavily linked with a move to Roma, while (don’t laugh) Barcelona were even reported to be interested at one stage when it looked like Dani Alves may be moving on.

 

Johnson presumably thought he’d have his share of decent offers when his contract expired at Liverpool, but it would appear he was mistaken as... well... he ended up at Stoke. Is he really trying to suggest his plan when rejecting Liverpool’s contract offer was to go and join Mark Hughes’ side? Pull the other other one, Glen.

 

 

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The former England man also claimed that Liverpool’s new signings won’t immediately strengthen the first eleven. “They've made some signings, but not ones that are going to walk straight into the team” he said.

 

Hmmm. Christian Benteke, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez are all expected to make the starting line up tomorrow, so clearly Glen mustn’t have been paying attention, a common failing of his and one of the biggest reasons his departure was not mourned by Kopites.

 

He added, “They've lost Raheem, who was an important player, so I wouldn't say it's a better squad than last year.”

 

Given that Johnson himself has been replaced by Clyne, some supporters might suggest that immediately makes it a better squad than last year.

 

 


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Can't blame GJ for being bitter but he should have been the bigger man and realised that you will always get criticism as a footballer, poor comments by him there and even if it's what he really thinks he should have kept it to himself.

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Can't blame GJ for being bitter but he should have been the bigger man and realised that you will always get criticism as a footballer...

 

Especially if you spend at least two seasons playing like a cunt.

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Puts bit more on the game tomorrow. First game of the season, chance to exercise a few demons after the 6-1, and now an opportunity to make a bitter former player eat his words.

 

His time at Liverpool has been done to death. On his day a very good modern fullback, but those days were few and far between, and the last two seasons were a joke as he didn't even look like he was trying.

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Should have been a great player and for a while there I thought he might be, especially when Brendan came in.

 

Inexplicable how the arse completely fell out of his game. Have to assume he's just not that arsed about his football.

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Should have been a great player and for a while there I thought he might be, especially when Brendan came in.

 

Inexplicable how the arse completely fell out of his game. Have to assume he's just not that arsed about his football.

I bet he'll be arsed tommorow.

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Glen Johnson insists he left Liverpool exactly how he would have liked and claims that despite heavy investment this summer the Reds' squad is no better than it was last season.Johnson spent six years at Anfield, playing 200 games and finding the net nine times (from 3712 shots, all with his left foot from 25 yards after cutting inside). He will line up against his former team-mates tomorrow and insists he has no regrets at how things turned out.“I had a very good time [at Liverpool] and enjoyed the majority of it” said the 30 year old. “But I turned down a new contract at the end of the day, so it ended exactly how I would like.”Well technically yes, he did turn down a new contract. A contract that would have meant a rather significant pay cut, and one that it could even be argued that Liverpool knew he’d never agree to.You may recall around the time he turned down that contract he was being heavily linked with a move to Roma, while (don’t laugh) Barcelona were even reported to be interested at one stage when it looked like Dani Alves may be moving on.Johnson presumably thought he’d have his share of decent offers when his contract expired at Liverpool, but it would appear he was mistaken as... well... he ended up at Stoke. Is he really trying to suggest his plan when rejecting Liverpool’s contract offer was to go and join Mark Hughes’ side? Pull the other other one, Glen.  

 

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The former England man also claimed that Liverpool’s new signings won’t immediately strengthen the first eleven. “They've made some signings, but not ones that are going to walk straight into the team” he said.Hmmm. Christian Benteke, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez are all expected to make the starting line up tomorrow, so clearly Glen mustn’t have been paying attention, a common failing of his and one of the biggest reasons his departure was not mourned by Kopites.He added, “They've lost Raheem, who was an important player, so I wouldn't say it's a better squad than last year.”Given that Johnson himself has been replaced by Clyne, some supporters might suggest that immediately makes it a better squad than last year.  Click here to view the article

Johnson has played 200 games for us under 4 different managers - including Kenny and Rafa - represented us in finals, played alongside Liverpool greats from Sami to Gerrard and has seen the vast majority of our squad, up close, in day-to-day training for well over a year.

 

He's entitled to a view on the Liverpool squad and I would take his opinion over some lion-manned con artist from ESPN.

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That thought bubble in the article is incredibly lame. It reminds me of the type of shit my eldest reads in her pre-teen magazines "Omgz selfie lovers!," that type of pish. I expect more from my free content, much more.

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What's he got to be bitter about, he stole a magnificent living from the club, far more than he was worth.

He was made a scapegoat and was constantly criticised by fans, as he said in that interview when he was fit while here he always started.Injuries fucked him towards the end rather then a lack of effort, I can understand him being upset at the treatment he got when he had been a good player for us for a few years.

 

Lucas has suffered the same treatment and accepted it was part of being a footballer, GJ should have done the same and not made bitter comments.

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What treatment? From the fans or club? I used to be Glen's biggest defender but even at his best he was pretty unproductive for a marauding defensively suspect right back. He stole a toilet seat for fucks sake, he's a buffoon.

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When we were at school all of the lads that were not picked for the inter-class a or b games were all put on one pitch & put into 2 teams. One lad would not play in winter unless he was allowed to play in his parka, and in the end the teachers gave up arguing.

 

I saw that lad block more crosses in his five years than Johnson did.

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