Johnson praised

21 November 2010 09:23
Roy Hodgson was full of praise for Glen Johnson after yesterday's game. Johnson gave the Reds the lead as they went on to record a 3-0 win over West Ham yesterday and after the game Hodgson publicly praised the defender. "He was very good. I think he profited from the fact he's been obliged to undergo an enforced rest due to the injury. It's taken a while for him to get over it, but he's been fit all week and has trained," said the boss. "I thought he was full of running, enthusiasm and energy, and furthermore he scored a very important goal. The first goal in a game like this is always the important one, and Glen got it. "Today I thought all of the back four's performances were pretty nigh on perfect. "West Ham didn't have their first headed chance until the 91st minute, but that was really the only time in the game I thought we looked like conceding a goal. We certainly looked like scoring a fourth on more than one occasion. "Glen Johnson is a top-class player, we all know that, and it was nice to see him play so well today and show the fans how well he can play."