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Ian St John passed away at the age of 82

Tue 02 March 2021 | 12:40

Liverpool and their former players offer their condolences to the family of the legendary face who played for Liverpool for ten years.

Ian St John

, one of the greatest

Liverpool

players who scored the winning goal of the 1965 FA Cup final match, passed away at the age of 82.

His family released a statement in which they talked about the last moments of the legendary player's life and asked everyone to keep the privacy of the family:

"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."

Liverpool offered their condolence to the family of Ian St John and posted on their official Twitter account:

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John.

The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ian's family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

"Rest in peace, Ian St John 1938-2021. 

Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 2, 2021

Shankly

, thought to be one of the best Liverpool managers, had spent much money on signing the player, who played for this club for 10 years. When the manager was asked by the board about the reason why he wants to pay much money on buying him, he said:

"We can't afford not to buy him."

"A real loss to the game and one felt heavily in our city. A rival for many years but a popular figure on and off the pitch."

Everton

club's official Twitter account posted.

Steven Gerrard

and

Jamie Carragher

, ex-Liverpool players, also talked about the legend and sent their condolences to the family of the ex-

Motherwell

and

Portsmouth

manager.

 


source: SportMob

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