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Liverpool boss hits back at critics over Johnson fee

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is comfortable with the reported 17million pound fee paid for Portsmouth full back Glen Johnson. "Sometimes you have to spend a little bit more," said the Spanish tactician.

"You can't compete in the top four of the Premier League unless you spend some money.

"We were looking for a player of quality and also somebody who is British because of the new Champions League rules.

"Glen Johnson fits both categories."

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