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Liverpool fullback Johnson: Personal criticism over the top

Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson says criticism of his form this season has been over the top.

Johnson accepts he hasn't been at his very best.

But tells the Daily Mail: "I know I could have had a better season,' he admits. 'But you can't play 12 years in the Premier League and not have a bad couple of weeks. I'm my biggest critic and I don't need to be told when I'm playing badly.

"You don't get 49 England caps, play in World Cups and European Championships, you don't win the Premier League twice, the League Cup twice and the FA Cup if you can't defend. It's that simple.

"No disrespect, but you'd be in the Championship."

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