Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has officially joined Premier League side Stoke City on a free transfer, according to Sky Sports. Glen Johnson’s contract with Liverpool expired at the end of this season and he had refused to extend the stint. Before joining the English international had played for other Premier League clubs like Pourtsmouth, Chelsea and West Ham United. In 2009 he had joined the Reds for £17m.

According to media reports, Johnson was linked with a move to Turkish side Besiktas but the defender has eventually opted to stay in the Premier League. 

About his new signing, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said: Glen’s a very experienced player. We obviously feel the qualities he has will help us. We are a team that’s trying to progress and we do that by getting good players into the squad. Glen is a player who has played at a high level for a very long time and we can benefit from that.

 

 

 

The 30-year-old full-back has played 54 international matches for English national team. He was a regular started at Liverpool prior to the last season. In 2014/15 seaon, Johnson’s form took a dip and he was thus relegated to the bench. Brendan Rodgers did have quality right-backs in his squad, so he had changed the formation to 3-4-2-1, where he fielded three center-backs. The formation was more or less a success last season which forced Johnson to remian in the bench for most of the second half of the season. Lack game time probably stimulated a move away from the Reds after the season.

Glen Johnson has played 200 matches for Liverpool in total. He was a quality defender at the club and did a fairly good job at the club. He had won just 1 Capitol One Cup with Liverpool during his tenure at the club.

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