The former Liverpool player and TV host Ian St John has passed away at the age of 82 following an illness.
He made 425 appearances as a forward for the Reds between 1961 and 1971, scoring 118 goals.
St John won League titles with Liverpool in 1964 and 1966 and an FA Cup in 1965.
Under the management of Bill Shankly, St John was the scorer of one of the most iconic goals in Liverpool’s history when he netted in extra time to secure their first-ever FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Leeds United in 1965.
Ian’s family released a statement:
“It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that after a long illness we have lost a husband, father and grandfather.
“He passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside.
“We would like to thank all the staff at Arrowe Park Hospital for their hard work and dedication during these very difficult times.
“The family would be grateful for privacy at this extremely sad time.”