Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson has ducked questions over his rivalry with Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

Johnson plays down the debate over whether Richards - left out of the current squad - should be in the side ahead of him.

He said: "It is not for me to say. In every position, you are going to get people who want other people to play.

"That's the industry we are in and there is nothing you can do about that.

"All I can do is worry about myself and take it from there."