Johnson ignores mind games

Defender Glen Johnson insists Jose Mourinho's mind games will will not disrupt Liverpool ahead of Sunday's clash against Chelsea.

Last Updated: 26/04/14 at 11:35 Post Comment

Glen Johnson: Ignoring Jose Mourinho's mind games

Glen Johnson: Ignoring Jose Mourinho's mind games

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Mourinho has suggested that he will play a weakened team at Anfield as his priority is next week's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg tie with Atletico Madrid.

However, former Chelsea defender Johnson, who played under Mourinho, says the Portuguese boss will not unsettle the Liverpool squad and that they are focusing on themselves.

"To be honest, it isn't important. We have got to worry about ourselves and concentrate on our own job," Johnson told the Daily Mirror.

"And if we play like we did against Manchester City (in a 3-2 win on April 13), we can beat anyone.

"I don't see much of it, if I'm being honest, but I can just laugh it off because that is what they do.

"Their situation is different at the minute, as they are in-between Champions League games. We don't know what their priority will be or what Mourinho is thinking.

"You try to ignore all that."

Liverpool have their Premier League destiny in their own hands, but Johnson has urged caution and insisted nothing has been won yet.

"We are keeping professional at all times," added Johnson.

"At the minute, we haven't got anything to be excited about, have we? If we lose the next three games, everything we have done over the last couple of months will be wasted.

"There are no given three points at this stage. We are going to have to earn every single one if we want to achieve what we are close to. Beating Norwich was even more important than beating City."

Watch Liverpool v Chelsea live on Sky Sports this Sunday. Kick-off at Anfield is at 2.05pm

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Gundogan yet to make decision on future

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could yet join Manchester United this summer, according to a report from Germany.

Atleti, Arsenal and Liverpool target Vietto

Villarreal are reportedly attempting to renegotiate Luciano Vietto's contract to ward off interest from Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Sepp Blatter plans US trip for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Sepp Blatter is planning to visit the United States to attend next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Mail Box

James Milner: Jose's Perfect Player?

Probably. But presumably he would not swap one bench for another. We have mails on over-hyped players, Arsenal enthusiasm, UEFA, FIFA and naked dudes...

Francis Is Coq Of The North (London)

There is more praise for Mesut Ozil, but it's Francis Coquelin who gets the big love in the Mails. Plus Lazio, Wilshere swears (who cares?) and an over-capped England...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company