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Glen Johnson | Defensemen | #8

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 187

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Glen Johnson is fit again and it sounds likely that he will be available for the Potters match against the Hammers to close out the season.
Johnson has been injured since February and that injury has been symptomatic of the overall defensive injury crisis at Stoke City over the second half of the season. Johnson, Shawcross, Muniesa, Wilson and Pieters have been injured and/or suspended for significant chunks of the second half and the Potters have fallen off the pace accordingly. With West Ham still challenging for the Europa League next season, Johnson is a tough player to pick this weekend for fantasy purposes. Evaluating the Potters' defense going into the summer is equally difficult given the inconsistent line-ups over the past three-plus months. May 13 - 3:28 PM

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Stoke City have been plunged into a defensive crisis following the loss of Glen Johnson and Marc Muniesa to injury on Saturday.

Muniesa failed to appear for the second half after tweaking his hamstring during the opening forty-five. Although the Spaniard will need a scan, Mark Hughes didn’t appear overly concerned post-match, revealing that Muniesa could return within 10-12 days. Fortunately, the Potters have a two week break after Crystal Palace dumped Stoke out of the FA Cup 4th round in January. However, the loss of Johnson will be a worry. Teammate Philipp Wollscheid accidentally landed on the full-back following a penalty box clearance and Johnson limped off with suspected knee ligament damage: "It looks like a long time out," Hughes said. The pair join Marc Wilson, Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron in the treatment room and the Welsh boss will be hoping the break in Premier League proceedings will allow some of his walked wounded to recover before game week twenty-seven.
Feb 14 - 2:09 PM

Glen Johnson has reportedly shaken off his groin injury and should be available for Mark Hughes as the Potters meet Leicester City in Week 6.

Even if Johnson wasn't good enough at Liverpool he is far and away Stoke City's best answer at right back. Most of the other options are decidedly second rate or are utility defenders who aren't necessarily right backs by trade. The Potters certainly gain more going forward from Johnson than they do at the back and that could be a worry with Marc Albrighton looking to exploit the right side of the Stoke City defense. Hughes will hope that Johnson's potential as an attacker can force Albrighton to stay a little closer to home as a form of muting his potential as a creator.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Mark Hughes will be hoping that the international break will provide enough time for full-back Glenn Johnson to recover from injury with a trip to the Emirates in game week five.

Johnson has started all four PL games since joining the Potters during the summer following his release from Liverpool and the former England international has been a solid performer on the right-hand side. Following injuries to skipper Ryan Shawcross [back] and Marc Wilson [ankle], Hughes has been forced into playing an unfamiliar back four and despite results Stoke have been playing well. Their two defeats [this season] came at the hands of a Philipp Coutinho wonder strike [Liverpool] and West Brom having been reduced to 9-men. Geoff Cameron could move across if Johnson fails to recover in time with either Wollscheid or Wilson coming in centrally.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Mark Hughes has confirmed the signing of Glen Johnson by Stoke City.

Stoke City have completed a number of moves in the past week and Glen Johnson signing with them is a solid addition to their defense. WIth Hughes now reporting the deal as done, we feel even better about Stoke's summer moves. We analyzed what this moves means for both Glen Johnson and Stoke City at the link below.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 06:55:00 AM

Stoke City have been dominating the transfer headlines today and it continues with word from both Sky Sports and The Mirror that Glen Johnson will be signing on a two-year deal.

Stoke City are loaded in the center of defense but they are a bit thin at right back. The Potters will reportedly fill that gap by signing out-of-contract veteran Glen Johnson who was released by Liverpool after his contract expired at the end of the season. Given that no transfer fee will be involved and the contract is a short term deal, this is a sensible deal for Stoke City. It's hard to know what Johnson has left in the tank because no one thrived in the wingback positions at Liverpool last season. It could be that being restored to a more traditional 4-4-2 with more protection around him could see Johnson bounce back at least a little bit from last season's poor performances.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 04:18:00 PM

What was once assumed to be a replacement because of injury woes and a subsequent shift in form, it appears Glen Johnson has now carved out a place in Liverpool's XI.

Brendan Rodgers has recently changed his formation to restore a conventional back four instead of three, and it has handed Johnson another opportunity after spending much of 2015 as bench depth. Part of the initial take on the formation shift was a perceived injury to Alberto Moreno but he has since been declared fit only for Rodgers to stick with Johnson this past weekend. The England international is going for pretty cheap in the Yahoo game, but even if you think he is back for an extended run, you may want to wait an extra week as the Reds will be traveling to Stamford Bridge next.
Tue, May 5, 2015 11:07:00 AM

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.
Source: Express
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 04:10:00 PM

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.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 03:57:00 PM

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