Glen Johnson
Glen Johnson likely to find a new club in the coming months.Getty Images

Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson expects to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.

The former Chelsea and Portsmouth defender has struggled to hold down a first-team role under manager Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

While the Liverpool boss has previously insisted he is "hopeful" of Johnson staying beyond the end of the 2014-15 season, the England international appears ready to take on a new challenge.

Having started in his side's 1-0 defeat to Hull City on 28 April, he told Sky Sports when asked if he was leaving: "I would have thought so – I haven't got a contract. We will have to wait and see."

Asked if he saw that situation changing, he added: "I don't think so but we have to wait and see."

In recent weeks Johnson, 30, has been linked with a return to his first club, West Ham United, but the right-back has also reportedly been targeted by clubs across Europe.

Earlier in April, Johnson's agent Jonathan Barnett was forced to deny talks with Serie A side Roma but hinted his client would be interested in hearing from the Giallorossi.

He said: "Yes, he's obviously looking for things at the moment. He's looking at many clubs. Glen is obviously looking for somewhere where he can, obviously, turn around his career.

"I can't really say if he is considering Roma, we've had no contact with Roma. Although, Roma would be a lovely place for him – Ashley Cole absolutely adores it there, I represent him as well. Ashley thinks very highly of Rome but we've had no contact with Roma regarding Glen."

Johnson will become the second high-profile departure from Anfield this summer, with skipper Steven Gerrard also moving to new pastures. The 34-year-old has already signed a contract with MLS side LA Galaxy and will link up with his new club when his Liverpool contract expires at the end of the season.