Former Liverpool and Scotland striker dies aged 82

Former Liverpool and Scotland striker dies aged 82
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Former Liverpool and Scotland striker Ian St John has died at the age of 82, APA reports citing SkySports.

St John was a key player in the great Liverpool team assembled in the 1960s by Bill Shankly which rose from the second division to win two English league titles and an FA Cup in 1965, in which he scored the winning goal in the final.

He made 21 international appearances for Scotland, scoring nine goals.

In a statement, his family said: "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."

St John made his name in Scotland with the club he supported as a boy, Motherwell, with his 80 goals in 113 league games for the Steelmen attracting the attention of several other clubs and earning him international recognition.

It was Liverpool who won the race to sign St John, paying a club record fee of £37,500 in June 1961 for a player who would go on to give them a decade of service and score 118 goals in 424 appearances for the club.


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