Glen Johnson Injury: Updates on Liverpool Star's Leg and Return

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2014

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Glen Johnson of Liverpool lies injured during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 01, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Updates from Friday, Aug. 29

Glen Johnson looks set to miss Liverpool's Sunday trip to Tottenham, according to boss Brendan Rodgers.

James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo tweeted on Friday:


Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 26

Glen Johnson is a major doubt for Liverpool's Premier League trip to Tottenham after injuring his thigh in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City.

Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports, per Squawka:

Glen looks like he’s pulled his thigh. We were gathering a bit of momentum there when he had to come off, so obviously in the last 10 minutes when we were down to 10 men it was difficult for us.

But he’s done his thigh and we’ll assess that later on tomorrow.


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Liverpool didn't enjoy their trip to the Etihad to take on Manchester City on Monday, losing 3-1 and seeing several players pick up a knock in the process. One of the victims was full-back Glen Johnson, who was unable to continue late in the match.   

The Reds' Twitter account shared the news:

Johnson had joined the attack as the Reds pushed for a second goal and tried to perform a take-on in the City box. He appeared to come down awkwardly and immediately signaled to the sidelines that he wouldn't be able to continue.

To add insult to injury, Liverpool had run out of substitutions by that time, meaning the team was short-handed as they tried to overcome a two-goal deficit.

Johnson took a beating on social media prior to the injury as fans were not satisfied with his performance against a very efficient City squad.

The duo of Javier Manquillo and Jon Flanagan are the obvious choices to replace the veteran Johnson at right-back, and with the latter struggling for fitness himself, the young Spaniard has the inside track at the starting position.