Former England striker David Johnson is dead.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the deceased was the first man to score for both Liverpool and Everton in the English Premier League (EPL’s) Merseyside derby. He passed away on Wednesday aged 71.
This news medium understands that the deceased had been battling throat cancer.
Johnson had two spells at Everton, while in between playing for Ipswich Town under future England manager Bobby Robson and Liverpool during Bob Paisley’s celebrated time in charge at Anfield.
In six years with Liverpool from 1976, Johnson netted 78 goals in 213 appearances as well as winning three English titles and the 1981 European Cup.
“Everyone at Everton football club is saddened to learn of the untimely passing of David ‘Doc’ Johnson at the age of 71.
“Our thoughts are with David’s family and friends at this time,” Everton said in a statement.