Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool FC full-back Glen Johnson could earn himself a new contract with his performances between now and May.

The England international is set to make his comeback after a month out when the Reds face Swansea City in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

Johnson faces an uncertain future as he enters the final 12 months of his deal this summer but Rodgers says he’s desperate to keep him.

The situation is made more complicated by the fact that Johnson is one of the club’s highest earners on around £110,000 per week.

Considering he turns 30 in August, there is no way Liverpool’s owners would be willing to match his current terms.

However, Rodgers remains hopeful that an agreement to extend Johnson’s stay at Anfield could be reached.

“Glen is a player we want to keep,” Rodgers told the ECHO.

“In terms of his contract, I am sure that is something that will be discussed between now and the end of the season.

“I think Steven Gerrard went down to the last year of his contract last summer before that was sorted.

“I’m sure it’s something the owners will take up when the time is right. At this moment in time I am only really concentrating on the football aspect.”