Johnson made 213 appearances and scored 78 targets in six years at Anfield. He additionally had two spells at Everton and performed eight occasions for England, scoring six targets.His ex-Reds team-mate David Fairclough led the tributes, writing on Twitter: “So unhappy to listen to my nice pal and Liverpool legend David Johnson has handed away in the present day.“Shared so many nice moments and reminiscences with ‘Jono’. In the present day is a really unhappy day. Condolences to all Dave’s household. RIP ‘Doc’.”Everton confirmed the information by saying: “Everybody at Everton Soccer Membership is saddened to be taught of the premature passing of David ‘Doc’ Johnson on the age of 71. Our ideas are with David’s household and mates presently.”Learn MoreJohnson started his profession at Goodison and scored within the Merseyside derby in opposition to Liverpool in 1971. He would go on to attain for the Reds in opposition to Everton 9 years later.Johnson had a profitable spell at Ipswich earlier than transferring to Liverpool in 1976 for a membership file charge of £200,000. He went on to win three league titles at Anfield in addition to a European Cup winners’ medal in 1981.However Ian Rush’s emergence relegated Johnson to the bench the next season and he re-signed for Everton in August 1982.Johnson later performed for Barnsley, Manchester Metropolis, American aspect Tulsa Roughnecks, Preston and had a spell as player-manager at Barrow earlier than retiring in 1986.One other former Reds ahead, John Aldridge, wrote: “Completely gutted to listen to my good pal David Johnson (The Doc) handed away early in the present day.“What a terrific bloke and a greet servant to LFC on and off the pitch. RIP.. You will by no means stroll alone pal.”Extra reporting by PA.