Found December 11, 2012 on
Glen Johnson is eager for Liverpool to build on back-to-back wins in the Barclays Premier League and start to scale the table by making home advantage count in their two upcoming games.
Johnson was the Reds’ stand-out player and struck a goal-of-the-season contender from the edge of Jussi Jaaskelainen’s penalty area in a thrilling 3-2 victory over West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday.
And the full-back is determined to close the four-point gap on the UEFA Champions League spots by claiming two more victories against Aston Villa and then Fulham at Anfield.
“It’s important to get back-to-back wins,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “We’ve probably played a lot better than our points total suggests this season, but it’s great to now have two wins on the bounce.
“We’ve got a week now to prepare for the next game, and we have a couple of home games to come, so we can really try and push on and climb up the league.
“It’s a tight league. Anyone can beat anyone these days, so you have to be on top of y
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Glen Johnson hopes Liverpool can surge up the Premier League table after finally picking up successive wins.
Liverpool's league campaign has been hampered by inconsistent form, but the Reds moved up to 10th after following up their win over Southampton with Sunday's 3-2 comeback victory at West Ham.
Johnson believes the team is beginning to get the results their performances...
George Groves goes up against veteran Glen Johnson at London's ExCel Arena on December 15. The clash forms part of Frank Warren's end of year showpiece, and despite the bill being topped by a Ricky Burns' WBO lightweight title defense against a currently unknown opponent, the chief supporting bout between Groves and Johnson is the one that really whets the appetite.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Jonjo Shelvey after the Reds came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 at Upton Park.
Glen Johnson fired Liverpool ahead with the best goal of the match in the 11th minute, before a Mark Noble penalty and an own goal by Steven Gerrard allowed the Hammers to reach half-time 2-1 in front.
But with 14 minutes remaining, substitute Joe Cole levelled...