England and Liverpool defender, Glenn Johnson is looking to plan for life beyond Anfield as he reveals he will not go crawling towards Liverpool for a new contract. The 30-year-old has been a bit part player since the arrivals or Moreno and Manquillo in the summer and it seems Johnson is looking elsewhere.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Johnson said, “I have enjoyed the majority of the six years; I’ve had some good times and some bad times, but if I haven’t got a contract then I can’t stay.
“Of course it plays on your mind but that is when you have to be professional and try to do a job for your team, and I respect my team-mates and I want to put in a performance for them.
“I want to play for a club that wants me – I am not going to go crawling to anybody. The club know where I am and they know the situation”, said Johnson.
Johnson, who scored a late winner for Liverpool in the 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday, said he would not let the uncertainty over his future affect his performance levels.
“Whether it is football or business I don’t really worry about things I can’t control,” he said,
“All I can do is try to keep doing my job every weekend and whatever will unfold will unfold.
“It is not my business to talk to other clubs at the moment. I want to play my football, keep winning for Liverpool and I want to respect my contract, and that is what I am willing to do.”
A player who has come under criticism of late, may be willing to depart Liverpool and escape from the limelight in order to play first team football without the pressure that Anfield has.
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By Oliver Baines | December 1st, 2014