Liverpool legend Ian St John has died at the age of 82.
St John made 425 appearances for Liverpool between 1961 and 1971, scoring 118 goals and winning two First Division titles. Capped 21 times by Scotland, St John was inducted into their hall of fame in 2008.
St John’s family said in 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.”
A statement from Liverpool read: “Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Reds legend Ian St John, aged 82. St John sadly passed away on Monday evening following illness.”
St John joined Liverpool from hometown team Motherwell in 1961 for a club record £37,500.