5 Potential Replacements for Liverpool's Glen Johnson

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5 Potential Replacements for Liverpool's Glen Johnson
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One area that Liverpool will look to strengthen at the next opportunity is at right-back, not least because Glen Johnson's future at Anfield is in doubt due to his contract situation, as explained by James Pearce of The Liverpool Echo back in November.

"He earns in excess of £110,000 per week – making him one of the highest paid full-backs in world football" explained Pearce.

Johnson's contract expires in 2015, when he'll be 31 years old. Liverpool's owners are not likely to match such terms.

Furthermore, Johnson's form of late—although seemingly hampered by the injury that Brendan Rodgers explained last week will now keep him out "indefinitely"—has been poor.

The Guardian's Sean Ingle recently discussed the role of the modern full-back and the effects it has had on Chelsea's Ashley Cole. Ingle explained the additional physical demands of the role, something that is especially true in the idealised 4-3-3 formation of Rodgers'.

Johnson finds himself in a similar position to Cole, and Rodgers would be right to seek a long-term replacement for the England full-back.

Here are five potential suitors for the role at Anfield.

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