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Johnson praises team spirit

Glen Johnson says Liverpool will continue to 'fight to the death' after recovering from one goal down to draw 1-1 with Chelsea on Saturday.

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Glen Johnson: Liverpool defender happy with spirit against Chelsea

Glen Johnson: Liverpool defender happy with spirit against Chelsea

The Stamford Bridge clash was Liverpool's sixth league game without defeat but also their sixth stalemate from 11 matches, which sees them sitting 13th.

But after Luis Suarez netted the equaliser - and almost handed Liverpool all three points before being denied by Petr Cech - Johnson insists his side's spirit will enable draws to turn into victories as the season progresses.

"If we had been offered a point before the game we probably would have taken it," said the 28-year-old.

"Playing away at Stamford Bridge, it was always going to be difficult. Chelsea are very strong at home and we were expecting a tough game.

"We didn't start well, they got the goal and, usually, when Chelsea go in front here, they win. A lot of teams would have rolled over and ended up getting destroyed by four or five.

"But we have a great spirit in the dressing room and a lot of heart. We always fight to the death. We did that and got our reward.

"They had a tough game in Europe in the week and I think that showed in the last 15 minutes as Chelsea tired a little bit.

"We were strong, and in the closing stages, we really drove at them. We could have got all three points in the end but, overall, I think we've got to be happy with the draw."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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