Hodgson delighted with Johnson form

Johnson, after initially impressing following his £18 million move from Portsmouth last year, has failed to live up to his huge transfer fee whilst at Liverpool.

The England player has struggled with injury this season and Hodgson said “If he plays like the England right-back one would expect him to come back in when he’s fit, but up to now he’s not performed – very often at least – to the level I’d expect of him.”