When David Johnson joined the Reds from Ipswich Town for £200k in 1976, it set a record for a signing at Anfield. Johnson scored several important goals for the Reds during a trophy-filled six-year stint.
Johnson spent six years at Anfield, where he won four league championships and three European Cups. He joined for a club record £200k in 1976. Despite having started out at Everton, where he made his professional debut in 1969 and later returned after leaving Liverpool in 1982, he scored 55 goals in 148 league appearances for the Reds and 78 in 213 overall. He distinguishes himself by being. He bears the distinction of being the only player to ever score in a Merseyside derby for both teams.
While playing for the Three Lions and representing his nation between 1975 and 1980, Johnson also scored six goals in eight games. He frequently summarised matches for BBC Radio Merseyside after games and, in more recent years, has worked as a presenter in the corporate lounges at Anfield. Johnson has been ailing for a while after receiving a throat cancer diagnosis a few years ago.
Tribute For David Johnson
“Absolutely gutted to hear my good friend David Johnson (The Doc) passed away early today,” John Aldridge said in tribute. “What a terrific guy and servant to LFC both on and off the field. RIP. Never go out alone, buddy.
David Fairclough, a different former Liverpool striker, honoured his lifelong friend on social media. David Johnson was a Liverpool legend, and he said: “So sad to hear of his passing today.
“‘Jono’ and he shared so many wonderful times and memories. Condolences to Dave’s family on this very sad day. Adieu, “Doc”
Johnson had two stints at Everton and, after making his debut as a teenager, scored a goal against Liverpool in 1971. This goal was crucial in Bill Shankly’s attempt to arrange a contentious transfer to Anfield, but Everton turned him down.