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David Johnson

Twenty-four-year-old Johnson was already an England international having scored 46 goals in 187 League matches for Everton and Ipswich before featuring for Liverpool. The boyhood Red started his career at Everton which Johnson says came as a "great shock" to his family who was all-red. He certainly got Liverpool's attention when he scored the winning goal as a 20-year-old against the Reds at Goodison on 13 November 1971, a feat he would repeat for Liverpool at Goodison in 1978. Shankly made two enquiries for Johnson while at Everton but…

Birthdate: 23 October 1951
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Everton (1967-72), Ipswich Town (1972-76), Everton (2 / 1982-84), Barnsley (loan 1984), Manchester City (1984), Tulsa Roughnecks (1984), Preston North End (1984-85), Barrow (1985), Naxxar Lions
Bought from: Ipswich Town
Signed for LFC: £200,000, 12.08.1976
Liverpool debut: 21.08.1976
Last appearance: 20.03.1982
Debut goal: 28.08.1976
Last goal: 19.01.1982
Contract expiry: 10.08.1982
Honours: League Championship 1976/77, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82; League Cup 1982; European Cup 1977, 1981; European Super Cup 1977
League games / goals: 149 / 55
Total games / goals: 213 / 78
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 149 19 19 23 3 213
1976-1977 26 4 2 6 0 38
1977-1978 12 1 1 3 0 17
1978-1979 30 4 0 3 0 37
1979-1980 37 8 6 2 1 54
1980-1981 29 1 5 5 1 41
1981-1982 15 1 5 4 1 26
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 55 6 9 8 0 78
1976-1977 5 0 0 3 0 8
1977-1978 3 1 0 1 0 5
1978-1979 16 2 0 0 0 18
1979-1980 21 3 2 1 0 27
1980-1981 8 0 4 1 0 13
1981-1982 2 0 3 2 0 7

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Phil Neal

"Terry McDermott once got us hysterical in the dressing room, laughing at Bob Paisley’s expense. The boss had a habit of saying the word “doings” all the time. He’d refer to opposition players as “doings” instead of naming them. So Bob comes into the dressing room and starts a talk.

Terry stood behind him with a big grin on his face and every time Bob says “doings” he holds a finger up. By the time he gets to six, Terry is starting to titter and we’re trying not to laugh. Ray Kennedy is kicking me and when he gets to 10, Ray just turns and flees into the toilet, he’s in absolute fits. We were like a bunch of schoolkids."

The last ...

Game was against
Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020
Goal was scored by
Diogo Jota against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020
Own goal was scored by
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Manchester City on Thursday, 02 Jul 2020
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Manchester City on Sunday, 08 Nov 2020
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Leicester City on Sunday, 22 Nov 2020
Home draw was against
Arsenal on Thursday, 01 Oct 2020
Home defeat was against
Atalanta on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020
Away win was against
Atalanta on Tuesday, 03 Nov 2020
Away draw was against
Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 28 Nov 2020
Away defeat was against
Aston Villa on Sunday, 04 Oct 2020
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10013 goals in 5759 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 201 of those goals are own goals and 526 came from the penalty spot.
  • 457 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 422 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 775 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14952 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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