Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has defended the £17.5million feee paid for Portsmouth defender Glen Johnson.
In addition to the transfer fee, Liverpool have agreed to pay Johnson a reported salary of £100,000 a week.
“Sometimes you have to spend a little bit more. You can’t compete in the top four of the Premier League unless you spend some money.
“We were looking for a player of quality and also somebody who is British because of the new Champions League rules. Glen Johnson fits both categories.”