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Johnson: Give me a new contract

ESPN staff
March 5, 2014
Glen Johnson will win his 50th England cap against Denmark on Wednesday © Getty Images

Glen Johnson wants a new deal to stay at Liverpool but, with his contract running down, he is still waiting for the club to open talks.

Johnson's reported £110,000-a-week wages could prove to be the stumbling block but the 29-year-old would become a free agent in the the summer of 2015 and, therefore, be in a strong position to negotiate a lucrative agreement elsewhere.

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The defender admits that having an unsettled future has been a distraction.

"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," Johnson, who moved to Anfield for £18 million in 2009, told the Daily Mail.

"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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