Liverpool Manager Roy Hodgson Shoots Down Talk of Rift Between Him, Glen Johnson

Prior to a matchup with West Ham at Anfield, Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson said that everything is fine between him and Glen Johnson.

Hodgson was recently critical of Johnson's play, something that was to reportedly started a rift between the two, something Hodgson is denying, according to ESPN.com

While Hodgson criticized the play of Johnson, the manager insisted that Johnson is his choice at right back and said he's never had a personal problem with Johnson, either.

"Obviously someone in his camp took exception to something I said which is unfortunate," Hodgson said. "But as I said, he is the Liverpool right back and the England right back and we are very happy to work him back into the team now he is fit again."

Luckily for the Reds, they have the lowly West Ham squad awaiting them on Saturday, a crucial game for LFC.

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