Johnson now believes that he and his teammates can remain in first place for the remaining few weeks of the campaign.
"Any team who is top of the league at this stage deserves to be there," the full-back is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "This is a difficult league with a lot of tough games but I think we can stay there.
"This is a fantastic club. Everyone involved here loves it and wants to win the league badly. We want to get the club back where it should be."
Liverpool continue their Premier League campaign on Saturday when they face West Ham United at Upton Park.