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Liverpool's Johnson tells Man City: You can't buy a good team

Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson insists the spending of Manchester City didn't turn his head. The former Portsmouth defender explained: "There were other clubs in for me but I didn't really come close to going back to Chelsea. Once I spoke to Rafa (Benitez) and knew what he wanted from me, it was an easy decision.

"The key was that he was keen to help me improve and turn me into a better player.

"I kept hearing and reading about other clubs interested in me, and Manchester City was one.

"City are buying some very good players and they will be a challenge. But you can buy good players and not necessarily buy a good team.

"I am coming here to win a few trophies. City will have their ambitions but so do I.

"Once I'd heard about Liverpool, and realising I would be playing with some really great players, it was an easy decision."

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