Liverpool and England right back Glen Johnson is full of praise for Reds striker Luis Suarez. The 28 year old defender says the Uruguayan forward is clearly enjoying himself and the rest of the squad are squarely behind their talismanic striker.
"Luis is a great player and he [is] doing a fantastic job for us. He's scoring goals for fun at the moment and the longer he does that the happier we will be," Johnson explained after the match against Chelsea.
The Reds travelled to London and Stamford Bridge to face the reigning European champions in a high-profile Premier League clash which, based on recent history, they would have been hoping to win. However, a poor opening 45 minutes followed, in which they conceded a goal to Chelsea captain John Terry. Nevertheless, the Reds re-grouped and were the dominant side in the next 45 and it was Suarez who scored the equaliser.
The Uruguayan found time and space at Petr Cech's far post to head into the roof of the net, from a Jamie Carragher flick-on. The goal was the South American's 11th of the season, from 16 appearances, and Suarez has now scored more than 50 percent of his club's goals, in all competitive games, this season; Liverpool have scored 31.
Meanwhile, Johnson, speaking on the draw, admitted he was happy to return to Anfield with a point, praising his side's resilience.
"Playing away at Stamford Bridge, it was always going to be difficult. Chelsea are very strong at home and we were expecting a tough game. We didn't start well, they got the goal and usually when Chelsea go in front here they win," the England defender said, adding, "A lot of teams would have rolled over and ended up getting destroyed by four or five."
Aussie Hunts New Contract
In other Liverpool news, stand-in goalkeeper Brad Jones has yet to be offered a new contract, despite the Australian performing reasonably in Spanish international Pepe Reina's absence. The 30 year old international's contract expires at the end of this season and earlier reports did link him to Norwich City. Unfortunately for Jones, news Liverpool are considering a bid for Wigan No 1 Ali Al Habsi is unlikely to bode well for his Anfield future, even if the 30 year old Omani international has rejected talk of a switch.