Ian St John of Saint and Greavsie passes away

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

The Scottish forward won two First Division titles under Bill Shankly at Anfield in 1963-64 and 1965-66 and scored the winner in the 1965 FA Cup final.

He also represented Scotland 26 times and would later go on to manage boyhood club Motherwell, as well as Portsmouth.

Liverpool announced he died on Monday evening following illness and tweeted: ‘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.’

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.

‘The family would be grateful for privacy at this extremely sad time.’

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