Liverpool Premature In Announcing Signing Of Glen Johnson From Portsmouth

Liverpool may have gotten ahead of themselves in announcing the signing of Glen Johnson from Portsmouth...
Based on reports in the press regarding Liverpool's attempted signing of Glen Johnson from Portsmouth, it seemed that it was a done deal with nothing left but to make it official.

However, Liverpool appear to have let something slip, through the medium of their online store, by including the right-back's surname in the list of those available to be printed on the back of a Reds strip.

By checking the drop-down menu in the club's online shop, the evident inclusion of 'Johnson TBC' would suggest that a transfer announcement is imminent.

Chelsea were among those interested in the England international's signature, but with Johnson admitting to the press that he was uncomfortable during his time at Stamford Bridge, it doesn't come as a huge surprise that Liverpool became the favourites to tie the player down.

Johnson is expected to be one of the first big signings to arrive at Anfield this summer, as Rafa Benitez looks to drop a lot of dead weight to free up finances to front a stronger team next season.

Liverpool are not the first club to have prematurely let slip that a player has joined their ranks.

Paul Ince allowed himself to be photographed in a Manchester United strip before his move to Old Trafford was made official, and Chelsea made a fatal mistake last season by printing Robinho's name on their strips before the decision was made by the Brazilian to move to Manchester City.

Stephen Crawford,