Glen Johnson has no regrets about joining Liverpool and is looking forward to a bright future with the club.
Defender sees bright future for Liverpool and wants to be a part of it
Glen Johnson has insisted he has no regrets about joining Liverpool and is looking forward to a bright future with the club.
The England international has endured long periods of frustration since making the move to Anfield from Portsmouth in the summer of 2009.
He could not help the Reds qualify for the UEFA Champions League last season under Rafa Benitez and was criticised by Roy Hodgson at the start of this term following a series of disappointing performances.
Injuries have also hampered Johnson's progress and he now finds his place under threat from youngsters such as Martin Kelly and John Flanagan.
However, the right-back maintains that he never looks back at the moment he came to the club and wishes he had made a different decision.
Johnson feels the Reds are heading in an exciting direction under Kenny Dalglish and new owners Fenway Sports Group, and is eager to play a part.
Asked if he had any regrets about joining Liverpool, Johnson told the Daily Telegraph
: "No. Not at all.
"I definitely see my future here. It has never entered my head that I made the wrong choice.
"I am not the sort of person who, just because things are going badly, would jump ship.
"It was difficult for the club at the start of this season but we are over the hill now and everything is looking bright.
"The new owners coming in was like a cloud being lifted. Everyone feels like we are over the worst of it, we have fantastic owners, a fantastic manager and a fantastic coaching staff. With a few signings this summer, we will be a force."
Johnson knows from his time at Pompey how important it is to have stability at a club, and he is enjoying life with Liverpool since FSG took control.
"They have spent a lot of money," he said. "If it was me, I wouldn't spend that much unless I was dedicated to it.
"They do not want to be part of the club, they want to take it on. Why else would they buy it? It is exciting times.
"Kenny has brought the smile back to everyone's faces, and Steve Clarke [the first-team coach] has been fantastic.
"I feel a lot more settled now than I did. I had always lived in London before. It was a big change."