Liverpool legend Ian St John dies aged 82

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Former Liverpool striker Ian St John has died aged 82, his family confirmed on Tuesday.

The legendary forward played 425 times for the club, scoring 118 goals.

St John made the move to Anfield in 1961 from Motherwell for what was then a club record fee of £37,500.

He helped the club earn promotion to the First Division in his first season before leading the Reds to the title in 1964 and 1966, and the FA Cup in 1965.

A statement from St John’s family read:

“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.”