File photograph of former Liverpool and Everton striker David Johnson© Twitter
Former England striker David Johnson, the primary man to attain for each Liverpool and Everton within the Merseyside derby, has died aged 71 it was introduced on Wednesday. The BBC reported Johnson, who additionally scored six objectives in eight appearances for England, had been affected by throat most cancers. He had two spells at Everton, whereas in between enjoying for Ipswich underneath future England supervisor Bobby Robson and Liverpool throughout Bob Paisley’s celebrated time in cost at Anfield. In six years with Liverpool from 1976, Johnson scored 78 objectives in 213 appearances in addition to successful three English titles and the 1981 European Cup.
Former Liverpool ahead David Fairclough paid tribute to his former team-mate in a Twitter submit, saying: “So unhappy to listen to my nice pal and Liverpool legend David Johnson has handed away right this moment.
“Shared so many nice moments and reminiscences with ‘Jono’. Right this moment is a really unhappy day. Condolences to all Dave’s household. RIP ‘Doc’,” he added utilizing Johnson’s nickname.
An Everton assertion mentioned: “Everybody at Everton soccer membership is saddened to study of the premature passing of David ‘Doc’ Johnson on the age of 71.
“Our ideas are with David’s household and mates at the moment.”
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Liverpool-born Johnson began his profession at Goodison Park and scored for Everton in a 1971 Merseyside derby.
He was additionally heading in the right direction for Liverpool towards Everton 9 years later. Solely Peter Beardsley has since repeated the feat.
However the emergence of Liverpool nice Ian Rush noticed Johnson diminished to a substitute position at Anfield.
He rejoined Everton in 1982 earlier than a number of spells with different golf equipment, together with Tulsa Roughnecks in the US, retiring 4 years later.
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