Former Liverpool right back Glen Johnson announced his retirement from football on Monday, and it’s received a warm response from Reds supporters. He told talkSPORT that he was hanging his boots up at the age of 34 after a career that saw him represent West Ham United, Millwall, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Stoke City and England, as well as Liverpool. He spent the longest period of his career, six years, at Anfield and, despite occasional criticism from fans, clearly did enough to warrant appreciation from the fanbase. He was an inconsistent player, probably better going forward than he was defensively, but he served Liverpool loyally and always tried his upmost when on the pitch. In addition, he just seems like a nice guy, doesn’t he? He played in a few international tournaments with England and was also part of Liverpool’s last trophy winning side. He had a solid career and can reflect on it with pride, as well as enjoying the kind words that many Liverpool fans have given him on Monday.
Live4Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
Loved watching you play for Liverpool. Here’s to a long and happy retirement. Enjoy yourself. #ynwa
— Geoff Rossington (@geoffrossington) January 21, 2019
— Ste Carson (@sjrcarson) January 21, 2019
England's best right back ever. You cant deny that. He could dribble and score goals. Once opted to be played as an attacking mdf and as a right wing
— aldrian njanike (@aldriannjanike) January 21, 2019
Good Luck Glen. Great player for us and was sad to see him leave Liverpool.
— Fiona Phelan (@Hansenisagod) January 21, 2019
— Nihad Andelija (@Niho92) January 21, 2019
Congrats on a good career thanks for your time in a red shirt! You'll never walk alone mate ????????? #YNWA
— Matthew Saunders (@saunderslfc94) January 21, 2019
Happy retirement to @glen_johnson. Fantastic full-back for Liverpool during his time at the club. Put his body on the line a fair few times when we needed him aswell. YNWA ???????? pic.twitter.com/VeWLTMTlJ9
— Owen Pittaway (@the1andOWENLY) January 21, 2019
Best of luck @glen_johnson !! YNWA!!
— Pablo Oliveros B (@MrOliveros) January 21, 2019
Was quality back in the day! ????
— Tanya McShane (@tanyamcshane90) January 21, 2019