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Glen Johnson

30-Year-Old Defender     Liverpool  Premier


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Birthdate:  August 23, 1984    Birthplace:  Greenwich, United Kingdom    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  154 lbs    

October 5, 2014    Glen Johnson News

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Johnson returned from a thigh injury to sub on for Javier Manquillo in the 64th minute of Saturday's 2-1 win over West Brom, finishing with one successful clearance.

Johnson had not played since suffering the injury in late August against Manchester City and he'll now have to fight for his starting spot against Manquillo, who has held down the job since Johnson went down. The Liverpool back line has been pretty leaky anyway, so while Johnson does get involved in the attack when he plays, he doesn't generate a lot of clean sheets.

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Glen Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 26, 2014

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Johnson has been ruled out of Saturday's Merseyside derby due to a thigh injury, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Johnson has been sidelined since the end of August with the injury, though he could make his return as soon as next weekend (Oct. 4) against West Brom.

September 11, 2014

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Johnson will not play in Liverpool's Premier League match against Aston Villa due to a thigh injury, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Johnson was unable to play against Tottenham before the international break, so it's a little concerning that the time off didn't allow him to recover. Javier Manquillo will likely get another start in Johnson's stead.

August 30, 2014

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Johnson (thigh) should be considered doubtful for Liverpool's upcoming clash with Tottenham on Sunday after manager Brendan Rodgers said, "Johnson is probably the one that it could be difficult for, with a thigh problem".

Johnson will most likely be replaced by new signing Javier Manquillo and if the young Spaniard does well, Johnson's place in the starting XI could be in jeopardy upon his return.

August 25, 2014

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Johnson suffered a thigh injury during Monday's match at Manchester City, according to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo.

Johnson moved over to right back on Monday to make way for new-signing Alberto Moreno to play on the left. If he can have success there, his fantasy value should remain constant, although Liverpool have a tough matchup at White Hart Lane next weekend.

August 25, 2014

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Johnson is in manager Brendan Rodgers' starting XI for Monday's match against Manchester City, making the move over to right back with new signing Alberto Moreno getting the start on the left side.

Johnson has been played out of position on the left side for most of his Liverpool career so it will be interesting to see if the move back to a more natural right side, results in improved performances.

May 20, 2014

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Discussions between Johnson and Liverpool have come to a sticking point where the defender seeks a longer term deal than what the club is willing to offer, reports the Daily Mail.

Johnson has been offered an additional year on top of his remaining 12 months at the club, but the player is holding out for a longer offer. The defender suffered an own goal this past season, but helped deliver nine clean sheets and eight blocks without having a regular starting position in the side.

March 23, 2014

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Johnson picked up an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win at Cardiff City.

The assist was Johnson's second this season, with the first coming back on December 7 against West Ham. Johnson dealt with an ankle injury in January and February, but appears fully fit with a very promising fantasy matchup Wednesday against Sunderland at Anfield.