Johnson targets 8

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson says he has given himself the target of scoring 8 times for the club this season.

The £17.5million right-back has already scored twice for the Reds since his summer move from Portsmouth and says his finishing ability can be put down to the fact that he used to be a striker.

“Up until the age of 14 I was a striker, so I scored a few,” he said.

“Then when I came through at West Ham I was a full-back and obviously didn’t get so many chances to score, but I’ve always been able to nick the odd goal when I go forward.

“Eight is my target this season, so I still need a few more to reach that.”