Glen Johnson has announced his retirement from football, following an appearance on talkSPORT.
The former England full-back won 54 caps for his country – travelling to the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, as well as Euro 2012 – and played for seven clubs across a career spanning 16 years.
Johnson began his career at West Ham United and took in a loan spell with Millwall during his time at Upton Park.
A move to Chelsea followed in 2003 – he joined the club in the summer that Roman Abramovich injected a huge amount of cash into the Blues’ coffers – before a spell with Portsmouth, initially on loan, began in 2006.
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That deal was made permanent in 2007 and he spent a further two years at Fratton Park, prior to being snapped up by Liverpool in 2009.
Johnson won the League Cup at Anfield and became a key member of the first-team squad, spending a total of six years on Merseyside.
He finished his career with Stoke City, playing for the Potters between 2015 and 2018. He was released by the club at the end of the 2017-18 season and has been unattached since.
Prior to his move to Liverpool, the right-back had previously never stayed at a club as a senior player for longer than four years, and his retirement has prompted an outpouring of affection from Reds fans on Twitter.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 21, 2019
@LFC just a couple of words of tribute to a former LFC footballer who was our six seasons club servant and also contributed to our 2012 League Cup victory, today he announced his retirement after more than 300 caps in EPL, thanks for all Glen!
? YNWA Glen Johnson ?
— fran (@fran63645593) January 21, 2019
All the best to Glen, great career and loved seeing him play for @LFC for the years he was with us, all round top lad and all the best with your future plans…??#GlenJohnson #HappyRetirement @glen_johnson
— Bal Mann (@BalMann15) January 21, 2019
@glen_johnson best of luck in your retirement .. you always gave LFC 100% YNWA
— TOP OF THE KOPS (@Shafty101) January 21, 2019
Glen Johnson was unlucky in that he joined LFC right as we started to decline. Personally always thought he had unreal ability for a fullback and at his best, he was absolute class. Think him at his peak, in our current team, would look a world beater
— matt (@_mpk89) January 21, 2019
— Tom Bushell (@TomBushell92) January 21, 2019
— God Ji (@chIrAdEch) January 21, 2019
— SG8Jeff (@stevieGjeff) January 21, 2019