Glen Johnson
Liverpool FC

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has admitted that he is looking forward to signing a new deal to extend his stay at Anfield.

The 29-year-old right-back's contract at the Merseyside club runs down in June 2015 and the player's representative and the Reds are yet to enter into negotiations over a contract extension. Sky Sports reports that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Johnson to take a pay cut while signing a new deal at the club.

The former Portsmouth and Chelsea defender is not focusing on the rumours surrounding his Liverpool future and hopeful that he would land an extension at the club.

"This is where I want to be. It's where I'm happy and it's what I'm fighting to do at the moment. I'm fighting to get a shirt on again. It will resolve itself. I've got 18 months left and no-one's mentioned anything further to me, so my job is to warrant a new contract," Johnson said.

"All I can do is concentrate on working hard and doing well on the pitch. That's served me well over the last five years and I'm sure it will serve me well in the future."

Johnson returned from ankle injury, which he picked up during their 1-0 home win over Manchester United in the league in September. The England international started the game in Liverpool's latest draw against Newcastle United at St James' Park.

The Premier League returned after a two-week break due to international fixtures. Johnson missed England's final two World Cup qualifier matches as Roy Hodgson's side sealed a place in Brazil after their victory over Poland.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker and United's Chris Smalling were deployed on the right-back position. However, Johnson is unconcerned over the threat for a place in the team and remains confident of making it Brazil with the national side.

"I don't worry about what other people do. Watching the game, I wanted England to win. It's as simple as that. We all want to be in Brazil in 2014 and there was no way I was going to wish that a player do badly just because he's playing in my position," he added.

"Besides, I was part of it. I played in every game before my injury, so I played a massive part in it. Obviously to watch any game that you should be involved in is frustrating. It was fantastic for everyone involved and those are the games you want to play in."