Steven Gerrard talks about Ian St John

Tue 02 March 2021 | 12:26

Gerrard pays tribute to the Reds’ legend Ian St John.

Steven Gerrard

says that

Ian St John

was one of the club’s icons that his death has made the Reds fans devastated.

Gerrard said in his press conference:

"He's an iconic figure at Liverpool Football Club. He's someone I'd met on numerous occasions and he's a fantastic guy.

"He was really insightful in terms of his career at Liverpool and his knowledge and expertise, and he always wanted to pass that on.

"I'm really devastated to hear the news, and I'm shocked. I'd like to send my condolences to his family. He's someone I've got incredible respect for."

Jamie Carragher has also talked about Ian St John:

"Legend is a term that gets used a lot but I always think of those players as being the players that started what Liverpool Football Club is all about.

"For me, that makes them the most important players in the club's history. If you think about where the club would be today without those players and the manager and what he did in terms of winning league titles, it was the bedrock of where the club was built.

"It's a sad day. I got to know him really well. I never saw him play but you hear so much about him and my big recollection of him was seeing him at games and as a kid on the Saint and Greavsie show.

"Ian St John, Ron Yeats and Roger Hunt are the first three players you think of from that 1960s team. Buying him (St John) was one of the best pieces of business the club has ever done."

source: SportMob