Anfield's tributes to David Johnson and Pele

Anfield's tributes to David Johnson and Pele

Published 31st December 2022

Anfield paid respects to David Johnson and Pele with a period of applause before the Premier League match against Leicester City.

Ahead of kick-off in Friday’s fixture, a special tribute was paid to former Reds striker David Johnson - scorer of 78 goals in 213 games during a six-year spell that included four league titles and three European Cups - who passed away last month aged 71, and Brazil legend and global football icon Pele, who died at the age of 82 on Thursday.

Wreaths in honour of Johnson and Pele were brought onto the pitch and then laid in front of the Kop, while players also wore black armbands on the evening.

Published 31st December 2022