Premier League News: Dalglish pays tribute to late Liverpool teammate and England striker Johnson

    Kenny Dalglish is one of those who paid tribute to former Liverpool and England striker David Johnson after his death at the age of 71.

    The striker, who has won four league titles and three European Cups during his time at Anfield, won eight appearances for the Three Lions and scored six goals.

    A member of England’s Euro 1980 squad, “Doc” Johnson was part of the Liverpool team that dominated home and international football under Bob Paisley.

    Dalglish, who lined up with the striker in their 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup Final, honored his late teammate with a statement on social media.

    “Sad news about Doc,” he tweeted. “David was a really nice guy, [a] a great teammate and very popular in the locker room. Our condolences [go out] his whole family.”

    Another former Reds teammate, David Fairclough, also paid tribute, adding: “So sad to hear that my great friend David Johnson passed away today. [We] shared so many great moments and memories.”

    Liverpool themselves also released a note of condolence saying: “Thoughts from everyone at the club are with David’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

    Johnson, who started his career at Merseyside rivals Everton before moving to Ipswich Town, made his England debut in 1975 against Wales, scoring a brace in a 2-2 draw.

    Five years later, he won his eighth and final cap in the first leg of the Euro 1980 Three Lions against Belgium without playing again in the tournament as his team lost in Group 2.

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