Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson is happy to have silenced his critics.

Johnson claims he is one of the few ­players to have proved Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho wrong.

Johnson told the Sunday Mirror: "When I went to Chelsea, I was playing regularly under Claudio Ranieri. Then Mourinho came in and he had his own style and his own ­players he liked.

"Just because one manager didn't fancy me, it didn't make me a rubbish player overnight. Those few years at Chelsea when I wasn't in the team, I just wanted to go and play. So I was over the moon when I signed for Portsmouth."