Liverpool fullback Johnson: Cole, Torres massive statements
"I was always hoping Fernando would stay," Johnson told liverpoolfc.tv.
"Liverpool stayed strong and we have kept our best players. That's a statement in itself.
"I've known Coley for years and it's nice to have another Cockney voice around the place. He opens defences and I think he will be a great player for Liverpool.
"It definitely feels like a new start. We are hoping it will be better this year - everybody wants to get back into the top four. Fourth is the benchmark."