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Former Liverpool forward dies at 82

Former Liverpool and Scotland forward Ian St. John has died at the age of 82. after a long illness.

St John joined Liverpool from team Motherwell in 1961 for a club record £37,500 and played 425 games for the Anfield side, scoring 118 goals.

St John also earned 21 Scotland caps and managed Motherwell and Portsmouth.

The St John family’s statement says: “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.”

Premier League champions Liverpool are “deeply saddened” by the loss of a “true Anfield legend.


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