Benitez reckons Johnson is worth £17m

Johnson joined Liverpool from Portsmouth this summer.

Benitez said: “Yes, the money people are asking for is crazy. But the money for Johnson is OK.

“He is an English international with quality and he is worth the money.

“He is a very good offensive full-back who can give us more options – especially when we are at home and teams are defending against us.

“Going forward he will give us something special.”