Glen Johnson might be biased when he says those without biases want Liverpool to win it all.
On Monday, the Liverpool and England fullback told The Independent that neutral fans hope his team edges Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in the race for the 2013-14 Premier League title.
“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.
Second-place Liverpool trails pace-setters Chelsea by four points with eight games remaining, though the Reds have a game in hand.
Johnson also says Liverpool’s swashbuckling style, through which it has scored a club-record 82 goals and counting, is winning over legions of new fans.
“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.
The goals are pouring in for the Reds nowadays. It’s just rewards for the two seasons previous to this one, in which Liverpool often outplayed opponents but didn’t have the goals to show for it, according to the 29-year-old.
“I’m not that surprised by how we’re playing,” Johnson said. “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.”
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