Liverpool have been a shadow of the team that finished second in the table last year. They are struggling in the bottom half of the Premier League after a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea prior to the international break.
Defender Glen Johnson, whose future at the club continues to be speculated, says that all the players at Liverpool have been working extremely hard in order to turn down the situation. Johnson’s future at Liverpool appears to be bleak since he is out of contract at the end of the campaign. As one of the established players in the team, he is another contract worth around £ 120,000 per week.
Since he is at the wrong end of 30, Liverpool are not ready to offer him the same kind of wages for his new deal. It is reported that Johnson has been offered only around £ 60,000 a week – half of his current salary – in order to continue his career at Anfield. Sources close to the defender claimed that he is not ready to accept this deal. This is purely because of offers from foreign clubs with the likes of Roma showing tremendous interest. Johnson will be able to discuss terms with foreign clubs from January.
Speaking ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace, he said: “The fans here are great and always support the team. They need to know that the lads are fighting to put the results right. As always, we’ll all be pulling in the same direction. It’s not easy to overcome any defeat. The good thing about football is that usually you have an opportunity to put things right a few days later.The key now is to try to keep doing what we do every day – stay together, work hard and not try to do anything that we don’t usually do.”