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Craig Johnson, Paul Ince and Bryan Robson look at one of the first ever versions of an Adidas Predator in 1994 as what looks like a young David Beckham looks on
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Australian Craig Johnson scored one of the winning goals for Liverpool in the 1986 FA Cup Final against Merseyside rivals Everton. It doesn’t get bigger than that. Or so you’d think.

Incredibly, Johnson’s true impact on the beautiful game probably wasn’t etched in front of 98,000 people at the old Wembley, plus however many millions tuned into the season showpiece on TV when the world really did stop to watch it.

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