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29 Jun 2009 12:30:32

Liverpool defender Skrtel backs Johnson to be a big hit at Anfield

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has backed new signing Glen Johnson to succeed at Anfield having completed his £17m move from Portsmouth. The Slovakia centre-back, who established himself as first choice alongside Jamie Carragher last season, has welcomed the England defender's arrival as the Reds look to go one better than their second place behind champions Manchester United. 'He is a very good player and he will definitely be a success so I am happy that he is with us,' said Skrtel. Former Liverpool and England full-back Rob Jones believes manager Rafael Benitez has invested Johnson's £17m transfer fee wisely. 'Johnson is the best English right-back around, definitely. He's strong, quick and good going forward and defending,' he said. Benitez has certainly gone for one of the very best there is.'


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