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Glen Johnson | Defensemen

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 154

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Glen Johnson is battling an illness that could see him miss the squad when Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday.
Johnson has not been a part of the plans in recent months as he doesn't fit quite well in Brendan Rodgers' wingback formation. He did get a run out in the last league match to finish things up so perhaps Rodgers is looking for a way to freshen him up. For this weekend either way, he is hands off with his spot nowhere near guaranteed, a tough fixture against Man City, and now with an illness to clear. Feb 27 - 4:10 PM
Source: Express

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Glen Johnson, once as nailed on as anyone for Liverpool at right back finds himself on the outside looking in as Brendan Rodgers continues to find success deploying a formation that does not suit him.

England's most capped right back in recent years, Johnson has had his place taken over by Lazar Markovic, who is playing opposite Albert Moreno on the wing. The Reds are looking as sharp as ever, especially in defense, so there is no reason to suggest Rodgers is going to tinker with the current formation. If he eventually does though, Johnson would become an attractive budget option as his price falls farther down with each passing week.

Brendan Rodgers’ misery was compounded on Sunday when his Liverpool side drew a blank at Old Trafford making it just two wins from eight as the Reds slide to tenth in the table.

The big news prior to kick-off was that Brad Jones would be between the sticks with Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet expecting to be sidelined for an "indefinite period" as Rodgers looks to change things – following the loss to United Jones will be thankful for the vote-of-confidence having looked suspect on the first and third goals. The game marked the return of Kolo Toure [groin] after missing out midweek and the Ivorian was called in action a little earlier than expected as Glen Johnson over-stretched midway through the first half. However Liverpool can at least take heart from the performance of Mario Balotelli – who himself has just returned from injury – the Italian striker looked full of endeavour and was only denied a goal by man-of-the-match David de Gea who pulled off a stunning save.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:56:00 PM

Glen Johnson put his head on the line to dive for a rebound and the resulting goal was the difference between Liverpool and Stoke City.

Liverpool threatened the Stoke City goal consistently throughout the match but it wasn't until late that Glen Johnson got to a rebounded shot with his head before the defender could get to either the ball or Johnson's head. Raheem Sterling was frequently the catalyst as Liverpool attacked but it was a Rickie Lambert header onto and then off of the crossbar that presented Johnson with the chance he took. The goal gave Liverpool their first win in seven Premier League matches.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Not only were Liverpool on the receiving end of a hugely efficient Manchester City performance leaving The Etihad pointless but the away side also left with a number of injury concerns following their disappointing defeat on Monday.

Brendan Rodgers' defensive problems deepened after his side conceded three sloppy goals against their fellow title contenders and finished the game with ten men, although conceivably things could’ve easily have been worse. Glenn Johnson picked up a thigh problem late into the game as the Reds foraged for some score-line respectability; the England full-back was unable to continue and having already made three substitutions Liverpool finished a man down. Debutant Alberto Moreno (ankle) and Martin Skrtel (knock) also suffered injuries and all three players will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s crucial game at Tottenham.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Word from Sevilla is that Alberto Moreno has been left out of the UEFA Super Cup squad because a deal has been completed moving him to Liverpool for £12million.

At that price, Moreno would be quite a bargain as reports had his acquisition coming in for upwards of £20million at various points over the summer. With Javier Manquillo also having arrived, the starting situation at the fullback spots for Liverpool is a bit murky. Moreno will almost certainly start regularly once Brendan Rodgers feels he has integrated sufficiently with the squad. Glen Johnson has been playing as a makeshift left back and he will now be competing with newly acquired Javier Manquillo and Jon Flanagan. That's a lot of right backs for one spot. Unless Rodgers makes an official pronouncement for Week 1, it might be worth staying away from Liverpool's fullbacks until we get a clearer picture.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 04:27:00 PM

Liverpool added to their summer shopping spree by signing Athletico Madrid right back Javier Manquillo to a two-year loan.

The loan also includes an option to buy should Liverpool desire a permanent move down the road. The Spanish U-21 defender hit a snag in his development last year because of a spinal injury and could only make four appearances in total when fit. Anfield should provide an environment to further his development by offering more pitch time but the RB position belongs to Glen Johnson right now so it may take some time for Manquillo to make a mark in the Premier League.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Liverpool will reportedly sign right-back Javi Manquillo on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy after the loan is finished.

Manquillo is a promising young right-back and Liverpool are thinking about the future here as they look for a potential replacement for Glen Johnson. The 20 year old will have two years to impress the Liverpool management that he deserves his price. Manquillo is supposed to undergo a medical and finalize a deal in the coming days. We don't see a scenario where Manquillo is a fantasy option this year.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Defender Glen Johnson has trained this week, and "will be in the squad" on Sunday according to manager, Brendan Rodgers.

Johnson could supplant Aly Cissokho from the starting line-up, with either he or Jon Flanagan swapping flanks.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 12:54:00 AM

Brendan Rodgers admitted that defender Glen Johnson, who has been playing with and through injuries this season, will be out "indefinitely".

In Johnson's absence, Rodgers may turn to Martin Kelly or Jon Flanagan who are coming back to full fitness after their own injury issues. He may also restore the three center back system.
Source: Liverpool FC
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Glen Johnson missed last weekend's match against Arsenal with an infection in his jaw, but has been in training all week and will face Fulham on Saturday.

Source: Liverpool FC
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Glen Johnson was a late scratch on Saturday and instead, youngster John Flanagan played right wing-back against the Gunners. Johnson had pain in his face and jaw, and was taken to the hospital for tests.

Johnson was released from the hospital, and is expected to be back in training this week ahead of Liverpool's trip to struggling Fulham.
Source: Liverpool FC
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Glen Johnson has been training with Liverpool over the international break and will be available for selection against Newcastle United.

In Johnson's absence, Brendan Rodgers has set his side out in a 3-5-2 formation. As a natural attacking player, Johnson could flourish in that system, but it remains to be seen if Rodgers reverts to a back four or not.
Source: Liverpool FC
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Glen Johnson, who injured his ankle against Manchester United, could return a month or so sooner than expected.

Johnson suffered a high-ankle sprain and was thought to be out for ten weeks. The latest prognosis has him returning in about a month. That's good news for Liverpool, who have no natural cover for Johnson who is fit at the moment. Andre Wisdom will likely deputize at right back.
Source: Liverpool FC
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Liverpool's Glen Johnson could be out for 10 weeks with a high ankle sprain (or knee damage, depending on reports).

Liverpool don't have a clear, and fit, replacement for Johnson. They'll have to make do with Andre Wisdom, unless Martin Kelly is fit and available.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:10:00 AM