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Benitez defends 17m Johnson

FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has defended the decision to spend &pound;17.5m on Portsmouth and England full-back Glen Johnson. <br /><br />The outlay means Benitez is likely to have to sell in order to buy more than one other player, but the Spaniard said: &ldquo;Sometimes you have to spend a little bit more. 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.&rdquo;<br />