Liverpool legend Ian St John dies aged 82

Liverpool legend Ian St John dies aged 82

Liverpool legend Ian St John has died on the age of 82.

St John, a ahead, made 425 appearances for Liverpool between 1961 and 1971, scoring 118 targets and successful two First Division titles. Capped 21 instances by Scotland, St John was inducted into their corridor of fame in 2008.

St John’s household stated in an announcement: “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we’ve to tell you that after a protracted sickness we’ve misplaced a husband, father and grandfather.

“He handed away peacefully together with his household at his bedside.

“We want to thank all of the employees at Arrowe Park Hospital for his or her arduous work and dedication throughout these very troublesome instances.

“The household would be pleased about privateness at this extraordinarily unhappy time.”

An announcement from Liverpool learn: “Liverpool Football Membership is deeply saddened by the passing of Reds legend Ian St John, aged 82. St John sadly handed away on Monday night following sickness.”

Everton posted a tribute to St John on Twitter that learn: “An actual loss to the sport and one felt closely in our metropolis. A rival for a few years however a preferred determine on and off the pitch. Our ideas are with Ian St John’s family members and everybody at Liverpool at this unhappy time.”

St John joined Liverpool from hometown team Motherwell in 1961 for a membership report £37,500. Following his taking part in profession, St John went on to co-host the favored tv present Saint and Greavsie with England legend Jimmy Greaves.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wrote on Twitter: “RIP Ian St John. One other Liverpool Legend sadly passes away. One of many gamers together with Invoice Shankly who made this membership what it’s at the moment. I will bear in mind him most on the most effective football present on television, The Saint & Greavsie. X.”

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson wrote: “A person of heat, humour, data, knowledge and pleasure. Scotland and Liverpool has misplaced a real large. My love goes to his household. Relaxation in peace Ian St John.”

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