Tributes paid to Liverpool legend Ian St John

Former Liverpool and Scotland striker Ian St John has died at the age of 82.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 9:54 am

St John made 425 appearances for the Reds and scored 118 goals as a key member of Bill Shankly's famous side of the 1960s.

The Merseyside club said: "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."

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Anfield legend Ian St John has passed away
Anfield legend Ian St John has passed away

St John won two first division titles under Shankly and scored the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup final.

He also represented Scotland 21 times, scoring nine goals.

After retiring in 1973, St John went on to manage his hometown club Motherwell and also Portsmouth.

But he won a new generation of fans in the 1980s presenting the popular Saturday afternoon football show Saint and Greavsie alongside former Tottenham and England forward Jimmy Greaves.

Liverpool captain Ron Yeats (top) holds on to the FA Cup as he is hoisted aloft by his jubilant teammates after winning the trophy in 1965: (l-r) Geoff Strong, Yeats, Wilf Stevenson, Peter Thompson, Ian St John, Gerry Byrne, Ian Callaghan

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was quick to pay tribute, posting on Twitter: "RIP Ian St John. Another Liverpool Legend sadly passes away. One of the players along with Bill Shankly who made this club what it is today. I'll remember him most on the best football show on tv, The Saint & Greavsie. X"

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Ian St John celebrates scoring for Scotland against England at Wembley in 1965