Liverpool’s failure to replicate last season’s title challenge this term has been the result of a number of bad decisions.
But there continues to be one stand out scapegoat throughout this current campaign. If it’s not Brendan Rodgers, it’s Glen Johnson. The fans are undoubtedly thankful for his previous services to the club, but they are also well aware that he’s past his best.
The 30-year-old appears to be a shadow of his former self, and doesn’t have the pace he once boasted when playing for the likes of Chelsea and Portsmouth. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Reds fans were looking forward to seeing the back of him.
But, according to the Guardian, Brendan Rodger is hoping to offer Johnson a contract extension, which has understandably got Liverpool fans absolutely livid. When the emphasis should be giving Raheem Sterling an improved contract and improving the side, Rodgers is currently trying to keep hold of his weak link.
Here’s just a handful of Liverpool fans expressing their concern at the news on Twitter…
Can't believe I've read that Glen Johnson is signing a new contract… This is a disaster.
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) January 23, 2015
With Johnson getting a new contract what does that mean for wisdom McLaughlin flanno and manquillo???
— Marcel (@MarceP10) January 23, 2015
Glen Johnson to be offered contract extension https://t.co/BBmHhPMuQY
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) January 23, 2015
LFC shouldn't even be looking at Johnson's contract. Get Sterling, Hendo, Coutinho, Flanno all signed up ASAP.
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) January 23, 2015
"And I wept " wen I learnt dat glen Johnson will sign a new contract
— Toshky®_Yπwa* OVOXO* (@immmanuel2) January 23, 2015
Just when we start playing well Rodgers decides he wants Johnson to sign a new contract… When will he learn?
— Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) January 23, 2015
Even on 20% of his current contract Johnson would be overpaid, let's hope they use the money on a contract for Flanagan, Coutinho,Sterling.
— Leon (@leonlfc) January 23, 2015
Offering Glen Johnson a new contract is a massive mistake
— Colin Auns (@Rupert888) January 23, 2015
Can someone please get Hendo to give that Costa stare at Rodgers for renewing Johnson's contract? Please?
— Jag (@jagdesh) January 23, 2015
Johnson new contract. Deserved on what basis? Because he's "experienced"?
— Ashley (@lfcashleylfc) January 23, 2015
wants to offer Glen Johnson a new contract and could not do the same with Stevie. Smart of you @lfc
— Sol X (@iamuXolani) January 23, 2015
I don't mind Johnson getting a new contract, PROVIDING he is paid less than the minimum wage.
— Dharma (@Rodgerholic) January 22, 2015
Tbh that's it, I don't care about our recent results. If Brendan Rodgers wants to give Johnson a new contract then fire him on the spot.
— Funode (@Funode92) January 23, 2015