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by Chris Wood

Date of Birth - 18/08/65

Nationality - English

Position - Striker

Games - 1 (1)

Goals - 0

Club Hons (Lpool) - None

Intnl Hons - None

Other Clubs - Waterloo Dock (amateur), WBA (loan), Oxford, Portsmouth, Blackpool (loan), Carlisle, Tranmere, Kidderminster, Rhyl (amateur), Port Vale, Accrington Stanley (amateur)

Bootle-born John's Liverpool career is one of the shortest on record. He started only one first-team game for the club, a League cup 2nd round tie at Craven Cottage on 7th October 1986 when the Reds beat Fulham 3-2 - having already won 10-0 at Anfield two weeks previously.


Trying to impress at a time when Liverpool's forward-line was full of experienced international players, it was no surprise when John left Anfield to join West Bromwich Albion towards the end of the 1980's and he enjoyed a good career with a handful of clubs in the lower divisions, most notably at Oxford United & Portsmouth.


He would go on to establish himself at Liverpool eventually, albeit not in the way he would have hoped for as an aspiring youngster. The growing popularity of the Legends six a side tournaments presented John with his long awaited opportunity to play alongside the likes of John Barnes and Ian Rush, and he proved to be a prolific marksman in the Legends side.


He can also be seen regularly on the Liverpool's TV channel, providing expert analysis of the club's reserves games.


More info on John Durnin:


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