Liverpool transfers: Reds require summer overhaul, admits Glen Johnson

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson expects plenty of changes at the club over the summer transfer window

Liverpool require an overhaul of their squad in the summer transfer window, Glen Johnson has admitted.

The Reds are facing the prospect of a season without Champions League football next term after a 1-0 defeat by Hull City at KC Stadium on Tuesday night.

The club has got some business to do in the summer with current players and new players and it’s just about trying to get the squad as strong as possible for the start

Glen Johnson

Liverpool are seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the hunt for a place in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

England international Johnson, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, accepted that Brendan Rodgers needs to ring the changes in the summer.

“There need to be changes,” Johnson told Liverpool Echo.

“It’s the same every year and every team is going to try and do their business in the summer to try and make themselves stronger for the following the season.

“The club needs to do that too. We have some fantastic young players, but we say the same every year – we always have some good young players coming through.

“The club has got some business to do in the summer with current players and new players and it’s just about trying to get the squad as strong as possible for the start.”

On his own future, Johnson added that he is likely to leave the 18-time English champions after a six-year stay at Anfield.

Johnson added: “Of course, I have no contract! I don’t think that will change, but we have to wait and see.

“I have always been professional all season, always wanted to play and that’s still what I doing.

“I’ve got four more games and then let’s see what we do in the summer.”

Liverpool face Queens Park Rangers at Anfield on Saturday afternoon as the Merseyside outfit look to keep their slim top-four hopes alive.

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Johnson has won just the League Cup with Liverpool after he joined from Portsmouth under Rafael Benitez in 2009.

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