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Sept. 28, 2021

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England World Cup winner, Liverpool legend dies

England World Cup winner, Liverpool legend dies

Former Liverpool striker, the late Roger Hunt

Story highlights

  • Hunt, Liverpool’s best ever marksman
  • The player spent 11 and half seasons at Anfield

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ENGLAND and Liverpool legend Roger Hunt has died at the age of 83.

Hunt is regarded as one of the Reds' best-ever strikers by the Kop faithful, scoring a staggering 285 goals in 11 years.

The former forward was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup squad as they went on to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy.

On Tuesday, Liverpool sadly confirmed Hunt had passed away 'peacefully at home following a long illness'.

In a short Twitter statement, Liverpool wrote: "We are mourning the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt.

"The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Roger’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

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"Rest in peace, Sir Roger Hunt 1938 – 2021."

Hunt joined Liverpool at the age of 20 from amateur club Stockton Heath and spent 11-and-a-half seasons at Anfield.

The striker formed a fearsome partnership with Ian St John and helped the Reds win the First Division titles in 1964 and 1966.

Hunt also helped Liverpool win the 1965 FA Cup. The Sun

 

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