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Johnson waits on Liverpool deal talks

Glen Johnson has expressed his hope of signing a new contract at Liverpool but revealed he is still waiting for the club to open talks.

Glen Johnson
Liverpool paid 18 million pounds for Johnson in 2009.

Johnson's current deal enters its final year this summer, meaning he will be able to open negotiations with teams abroad from next January if he does not sign a new contract at Anfield.

The 29-year-old told the Daily Mail that his first choice would be to stay at the club he joined from Portsmouth in 2009.

"I've loved every minute of the five years I've been here and I'd love to stay but really the only truth in it is that I've not been offered a new contract on any level," he said.

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"I know some people have been saying Liverpool don't want to pay me my current wages, but I've not heard that. No one has come to me from Liverpool at all.

"I don't know the situation the club are in or if they want to renew it. So I've not got a decision to make other than to see my contract out because no-one is telling me any different.

"It is an unnecessary distraction. I'm more than happy to sign a new contract and I'd love to stay here for many more years. But at the moment that is not for me to decide because I've not been offered anything and I've not been told I'm going to be sold.

"I just have to honour my contract and try not to let it distract me."


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