Liverpool boss wants right back to run down his current contract

Liverpool are believed to not be offering Glen Johnson a new contract this summer, but is hoping he remains at the club for the remainder of his 1-year contract, Daily Star reports.

The right back currently makes £110,000-a-week playing at Anfield and could be sold for up to £4-million, but Brendan Rodgers insisted on keeping the player before his contract runs out next season.

The Reds were earlier linked with want-away Manchester City right back Micah Richards but the Liverpool boss admitted that he isn’t favouring the services of the defender.

However, with the likes of Jon Flanagan putting on exceptional displays this season down both defensive flanks, the 18-year-old could return to his usual right back role if the side can secure the services of top left back target Alberto Moreno, further jeopardizing Johnson’s first team place.

Liverpool just missed out on the Premier League trophy this season and Rodgers will surely be busy buying and selling players in the upcoming window.

Lucas Leiva, for example, has been linked with Serie A side Inter Milan, but the Brazilian had played down a move away from England despite not being guaranteed a first team role for the upcoming campaign.

Lucas said: “At the moment I have had no offers. Liverpool have never contacted me regarding this possibility.

“I can’t say there is a chance of me going to Inter because I am under contract at Liverpool.”