Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Liverpool and the England national football team.
Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Liverpool and the England national football team. A product of the West Ham United youth system, he signed his first professional contract-a three year deal, with the Hammers on 1 August 2001. He eventually signed an initial four-week loan deal with local rivals Millwall on 17 October 2002. His Premiership and West Ham debut came on 22 January 2003 in another away defeat to a London club, this time against Charlton Athletic. He made a total of 15 League appearances and a singular FA Cup appearence in the 2002-2003 season. On 15 July 2003, he signed with Chelsea for a fee of £6 million. His league debut came on 17 August in an Anfield win against Liverpool, but he had to wait until 9 November for his first League goal, netting the opener of a 5–0 romp over Newcastle United. In 2006 he was away on loan to Portsmouth following which he became a permanent member. On 22 June 2009, Johnson transferred to Liverpool on a four year contract.Johnson made his Premier League debut on 16 August 2009 in a 2–1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. On his home league debut for Liverpool on 19 August 2009, Johnson put in a man-of-the-match performance against Stoke City scoring his first goal for the club. . Johnson scored his first goal for England in a friendly match against Mexico on 24 May 2010 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in Wembley Stadium, which ended 3–1 to England.