John Lennon dreamt of top-flight career

Legendary Beatles member John Lennon was once a highly talented footballer and harboured dreams of playing professionally, it has emerged. The Academy Award-winning rock musician, singer, and songwriter was shot dead at the age of 40 in 1980. However, he always had a ball at his feet according to original Beatles drummer Pete Best. And the 67-year-old, who was with the group for two years before being replaced by Ringo Starr in 1962, has revealed tales of the two often having a kick-about during their youth.

“John had the best skills in the band," he told the Daily Star. "He could play a little bit, to be fair. We were always kicking a ball around when time allowed, like any youngsters. “We dreamed of playing for the big clubs.” As the Beatles began their ascent to global stardom, manager Brian Epstein recommended that the band avoid declaring support for either Liverpool or Everton as it could have caused a split in their passionate Merseyside support.

However, Sir Paul McCartney is believed to have recently revealed that he is a Toffees fan.

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