Sunday, 23 August 2009

Merson will have to re-think his criticism of Glen Johnson

Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce has written an amusing article for 'Blood Red' entitled: "Glen Johnson will make Paul Merson eat his words"

The ex Arsenal player turned TV 'expert', who infamously admitted to being an alcoholic, cocaine and gambling addict has consistently voiced his anti Liverpool opinions on 'Soccer Saturday,' questioned Rafa Benitez for paying £17m for Glen Johnson.

Speaking recently Merson said: “The Premier League is not blessed with 15 world-class left wingers so I don’t see how a right-back can affect a game that much.”

“I’ve got nothing against the player, I think he was outstanding for Portsmouth last year, but I just don’t think you should be spending that amount of money on somebody who plays at right-back.”

Writer James Pearce says: "Now it’s still early days but Merson and his mates may find themselves having to eat their words."
Johnson who has made an impressive start in a Red shirt, cutting though defences with his penetrating runs, has made one goal after being felled for a penalty at Spurs and scored an acrobatic scissor kick goal against Stoke on his Anfield debut. The player who celebrates his 25th birthday today has made such an exciting start to his Anfield career that £17m could prove to be a bargain!

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