Glen Johnson
Liverpool's Glen Johnson has less than a year left on his contract at Anfield Getty Images/Clive Brunskill

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson says he feels that his services are no longer required by the Reds, despite his willingness to continue at Anfield.

The England international's current deal runs down at the end of the season. According to the Mirror, the Merseyside club were ready to hand him a new deal, which would force him to take a pay cut.

However, Johnson has rejected those claims and has revealed that Liverpool have not offered any deal to extend his stay at Anfiled beyond next summer.

"First and foremost, I want to play for a club that wants me," Johnson told the Liverpool Echo.

"It's as plain and simple as that. I've seen some stuff in the press about being offered half my current salary but that's not true. I haven't been offered anything. There were minor talks at the end of last season but nothing I could either accept or reject."

"The club know where I am. I've not spoken to the club and we're not speaking at the moment. They know the situation. I'm not going to go crawling to anybody."

"Of course I'd like to stay. I have always enjoyed my time here but if I don't have a contract then I can't stay," he added.

Johnson's header against Stoke City on Saturday helped Brendan Rodgers' side seal their first win in the league since their 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers in October. Despite his contract situation, the right-back claims he will give his best to help Liverpool win every time he's on the pitch.

"At the end of the day I just want to play my football. It does play on your mind but that's where you have to try to be professional and do your job for the team," Liverpool defender said.

"Obviously, I respect my teammates more than anyone. I want to put in performances for them. I don't worry about things that I can't control. All I can keep doing is my job every weekend and see what unfolds."

"It's not my business to talk to other clubs at the moment. I want to play my football, keep winning for Liverpool and respect my contract," Johnson stressed.