Glen Johnson says he's happy to be scoring goals again for Liverpool

22 November 2010 09:56
Back to his best: Johnson celebrates Liverpool goal[LNB]Glen Johnson admits he was delighted to find the back of the net on his return for Liverpool after a fall-out with manager Roy Hodgson. [LNB]Johnson has been sidelined by an abductor problem and missed eight games but the England international was impressive on his comeback in the 3-0 win over West Ham at Anfield on Saturday.[LNB]His display comes after a spat with his Hodgson, who accused the 26-year-old of not pulling his weight and not performing how a England right-back should be playing.[LNB]Johnson, who scored Liverpool's first against West Ham, said: 'It was brilliant to be back playing again. No player likes to be stuck on the treatment bench and it has been frustrating for me.[LNB]'I came back from an injury and then got another one, but that's part and parcel of football and hopefully that's all behind me now. I felt good against West Ham and hopefully I can now stay injury free.'[LNB]Hodgson himself claimed the row with Johnson was a 'storm in a tea cup' and insisted he had a good relationship with the player.[LNB]The Liverpool manager told ESPN: 'I think it's more correct to say people made mischief about a conversational comment that was no way directed at Glen.[LNB]''People in his camp have tried to hit back in a childish manner. Talk about a storm in a teacup, this was the original storm in a teacup.[LNB] Impressive: Johnson's dazzling runs gave Liverpool a lift in win over West Ham [LNB]'I've always had a good relationship with him, he's a good player and I know what he can do. He was more than fit and raring to go.'[LNB]Johnson admitted he had been below par and Hodgson was perhaps justified in his comments regarding his form.[LNB]'I didn't need to hear it from the boss to know that I hadn't been playing at my best, I'm an honest man and I know how well I can play, so it was nice to get a goal today,' he said.[LNB]'It's always nice to come off the treatment bench and it's obviously nice to come back with a goal. I missed the last six out of seven games, so I just wanted to get back into it.'[LNB] As Liverpool move closer to top four manager Roy Hodgson tell critics: You wrote us off far too early this season Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton hands over control to Americans LIVERPOOL FC

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