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Liverpool can win title - Johnson

Glen Johnson
Johnson says he has moved to Anfield to win medals

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson believes his new side are capable of winning the Premier League.

The 24-year-old England international moved to Anfield from Portsmouth for a fee in the region of £17.5m in June.

When asked if the Reds could win the title next season, Johnson told BBC Sport: "Definitely, they were so close to doing it last season.

"Obviously the lads have so much desire to improve and to get that medal that I wouldn't put anything past them."

Johnson is aware of Rafa Benitez's penchant for players who can play in more than one position.

The former West Ham United, Chelsea and Portsmouth man, who played at right-back and right-wing on the south coast last season said he is comfortable adapting to the needs of the team.

"I started as a striker when I was young then at West Ham through the youth teams I was a centre-back and right-back and even midfield," said Johnson.


"We spoke about it [versatility] and I was playing left-back in training, obviously it's ideal if players can play in more than one position."

Johnson had a mixed spell at his last 'top-four' side Chelsea - he was signed by Claudio Ranieri but then fell out of favour following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

The London-born defender believes he has now reached a level where he can sustain a place in a major side challenging for honours.

"I left Chelsea to do exactly what I did so I'm pleased that I've done that," he said. "I'm not going to sit on my laurels I want to push again."

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