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Johnson: Fans want us to win

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson believes that all neutral football fans want to see the Reds claim the Premier League title this season.

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Glen Johnson: Believes Liverpool are the neutrals' choice to win the title

Glen Johnson: Believes Liverpool are the neutrals' choice to win the title

Liverpool have emerged as surprise title contenders this season with the free-flowing attacking style of Brendan Rodgers' side winning fans up and down the country.

The Reds are just four points behind leaders Chelsea and could close the gap to one point when they play host to Sunderland on Wednesday at Anfield.

Liverpool are earning themselves the reputation of entertainers after Saturday's stunning 6-3 win over Cardiff, taking them to 82 goals in the Premier League this season, and Johnson believes impartial fans would much prefer to see Liverpool lift the title ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City.

"Just to spice things up the neutrals would want to see us win it," Johnson said. "Nobody wants the same teams to be winning it over and over again. I guess the neutrals will be packing a punch for us. We must be good to watch.

"People watch football to enjoy themselves, see goals and see exciting football, and I think we do provide that. I think people will be rooting for us because it will be something different.

"I'm not that surprised by how we're playing. Even last season we were battering teams but not getting the goals. At the moment we are playing well and getting the goals. It's a case of staying calm and keeping it going."

Johnson believes the manner of Liverpool's win over Cardiff proved their title credentials as they twice came from behind to take the points and admits the victory was just as vital as last weekend's impressive 3-0 success against Manchester United.

"Over the years this type of game has been the most difficult we have had, after a big win," added Johnson.

"Everyone at the club was so high last week after beating Man United and it could have been difficult to raise ourselves to the same heights, playing a game that we were expected to win.

"It showed our character. Those three points were just as important as the ones at United."

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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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