Ah, happier times... when the only thing that Liam and Noel Gallagher probably fought about was who was winning in their game of football.

A photo has emerged of a time before the Gallagher brothers started proverbially throwing their toys out of their prams, showing elder brother Paul standing in the background, a smiling Noel (standing) and a barely recognisable Liam (sitting on his mum's lap) with their Mayo mammy Peggy.

Rumours are swirling this morning regarding Liam Gallagher's alleged retirement from music, according to The Sun - but since the journalist in question has a bit of a contentious relationship with Gallagher, we're inclined to take it with a pinch of salt.

In any case, view the sweet family photo below: