Match winner Glen Johnson urges Liverpool players to build on Stoke success

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Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, who scored the winning goal in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City, has urged his teammates to build on the momentum created by the result.

Reports on Liverpool’s official website carry quotes from the England international, who believes the win could even become the catalyst to turn their season, after a difficult start to the current campaign.

For Johnson, it was a first league goal since December 2012, when he netted against West Ham United. His goal, which came five minutes from time after Rickie Lambert’s initial effort hit the crossbar, ended a five match winless run for the Reds.

Speaking after the game, Johnson said: “We’ve always been fighting hard together to try and put things right. So hopefully we can take some momentum from this and move forward.

“It’s always difficult when you’re not picking up results. We’re players who want to win and we want to win every week. So when you’re not picking up results it’s hard to take.

“The lads fought hard together from the beginning to get the result and I think it’s what we deserved. I think we would have been disappointed if we had not won.”

In regards to his goal, which came towards the end of an entertaining second-half, he added: “It was a great header from Rickie. With a standing jump, you can’t usually get much power into it, but he showed his heading ability today.

“I read the flight of the ball and I could see that it was going to hit the crossbar. I was hoping that Begovic would miss the ball and it would bounce the way that it did.”

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