Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the death of 82-year-old Reds legend Ian St John.
The former striker made 425 appearances for the club and scored 118 goals in a hugely successful decade between 1961 and 1971.
Under the direction of Bill Shankly, St. John scored one of the most iconic goals in history of Liverpool when he scored our first FA Cup in overtime with a 2-1 win over Leeds United in 1965.
In both years 1964 and 1966 league titles were won, while the Scot had previously won the Reds in the first League by being promoted from Motherwell for a record fee of £ 37,500 in his first season after his transfer.
Ian’s family issued the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that we are after a long illness have lost a husband, father and grandfather.
« We would like to thank everyone at Arrowe Park Hospital for their hard work and dedication in these very difficult times.
Everyone’s thoughts at the club are with Ian’s family and friends during this sad and difficult time.
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