GLEN Johnson has indicated he is approaching the end of his Liverpool career having admitted that talks on a contract extension at Anfield have fallen â€œvery quietâ€.
The 30-year-old will become a free agent next summer and is able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from 1 January, having so far resisted the offer of a 12-month extension to his Â£120,000-a-week deal from Liverpoolâ€™s owners, Fenway Sports Group.
Liverpoolâ€™s offer arrived earlier this year but remains unsigned, with Johnson seeking a longer-term contract. The Anfield club secured fellow England international Daniel Sturridge on a new five-year deal last week and have opened negotiations with Raheem Sterlingâ€™s representatives over an enhanced and extended contract for the talented 19-year-old.
Asked for an update on his contract situation, Johnson replied it was: â€œvery quietâ€. He added: â€œI am just concentrating week by week and not thinking about it. Of course I want to stay but, like I say, I worry about this week, this week, and then next week, next week. That is how I live my life.â€
Johnson returned from a six-week injury lay-off in Liverpoolâ€™s 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and admitted he was disappointed not to have recovered ahead of Englandâ€™s squad announcement for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.
â€œI would have preferred the international break to have come next week so I could declare myself fit and available,â€ he said. â€œObviously with the squad being picked last Thursday I havenâ€™t played for six weeks so I canâ€™t be involved. I want to go away with the England team and play again for them as well.â€ – The Guardian