Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has signed a contract extension, the club have confirmed.
For 14 short minutes on Sunday night, England were heading for a third successive semi-final in the European Under-21 Championship; but in far less convincing fashion than on the two previous occasions. Danny Welbeck's goal in the 75th minute was only their second in three matches and when the previously impressive defence made one slip it brought a crucial equalising goal for the Czech Republic, who needed only a draw to qualify and ended up scoring again with the last kick of the match. The Czechs now meet Switzerland in one semi-final tomorrow, while the favourites Spain play Belarus.
Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli has likened Kenny Dalglish to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger in terms of their philosophies on football.
Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing insists the players will not allow their focus to be distracted by the lure of catching fifth-placed Tottenham. Last weekend's 5-0 home win over Birmingham, coupled with a draw for Spurs, cut the gap to three points and although Harry Redknapp's side have a match in hand they still have to go to Anfield on the penultimate weekend of the season.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish admits the resilience of his squad may be stretched to the limit by their current injury problems but that will not excuse any drop-off in performances.
Liverpool have suffered a second injury blow in three days after captain Steven Gerrard was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has had his season ended by a knee injury sustained in last weekend's defeat at West Brom.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists last weekend's defeat at West Ham will not be swept under the carpet as they have to "repair" the problems they experienced at Upton Park.
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson welcomes the competition he is coming under from younger members of the squad despite already being forced out of his regular position.
Liverpool coach Steve Clarke believes England right-back Glen Johnson has been revitalised by a switch to the left of defence. Johnson had a disappointing start to the season and looked well short of form.
Liverpool coach Steve Clarke believes England right-back Glen Johnson has been revitalised by a switch to the left of defence.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel accepts his form has not always been the best this season but he is spurred on to improve by growing competition within the squad.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson believes his decision to play a less experienced side in the Europa League is starting to pay off.
Liverpool's 18-year-old Scotland international defender Danny Wilson will be given an immediate chance to demonstrate to Roy Hodgson that he can help fill the gap created by Jamie Carragher's three-month absence, when he starts tomorrow's Europa League match against Steaua Bucharest.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has backed his summer signings to come good in the same way midfielder Lucas Leiva has emerged as a key performer this season.
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