Report: Glen Johnson to leave Liverpool this summer

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There has been much speculation over Glen Johnson’s Liverpool future of late, and reports on Monday seem to suggest he will leave Anfield in the summer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's Glen Johnson in action against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

According to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, normally an extremely trustworthy source of Reds news, the 30-year-old will bring an end to his six years on Merseyside at the end of the season.

The former Chelsea and West Ham player is one of Liverpool’s highest earning players, with reported wages of £120,000 per week, and he seems reluctant to take a pay cut.

When you also take into account the fact that he is becoming more and more of a squad player under Brendan Rodgers, it looks as though his future lies away from Anfield.

When quizzed about his Liverpool future, Johnson admitted that no new contract talks have taken place yet, and that a move abroad appeals.

“There’s no update. There have been no talks. At this point I have no idea (where I will be next season). I haven’t thought about it,” he said.

“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 joined the Reds from Portsmouth in the summer of 2009, for £17.5m, but has never been universally loved at the club.

His form in the last few years has been particularly unpredictable, and it may not upset too many to hear a summer exit looks likely.

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