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'Legend' 'Inspiration': Carragher and Piers Morgan among dozens paying tribute after death of Liverpool icon Ian St John

It has been a tough season for Liverpool Football Club with bad luck and tragedy never far away. This week has seen another sad day for the club and the fan base as Liverpool icon Ian St John has died aged 82, tributes have poured in.

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Liverpool legend

Your granddad or your dad will tell you all about Ian St John.

The Scottish striker was signed from Motherwell by Bill Shankly in 1961 for a club record £37,500.

Whilst the move was initially questioned by the board Shanks was adamant that he needed the forward.

The diminutive striker netted a hat trick against Everton on his debut, a sure sign of what was to come.

All in all he scored 118 goals for the Reds during his 10 years at the club.

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Perhaps his most memorable goal was his header in the 1965 FA Cup final, putting the Reds ahead in extra time against Leeds United.

Beloved broadcaster

Those who weren’t lucky enough or old enough to see Ian St John play are likely to remember him from his iconic Saturday lunchtime show Saint and Greavsie which he hosted with Jimmy Greaves.

The programme was much adored throughout the country and was a pioneer in terms of football preview shows.

After the show’s seven year run St John continued to work in the media, appearing frequently on Radio Merseyside.

Tributes pour in

Ian St John passed away this week in a devastating blow to Kopites and football fans all over the country.

He has been fondly remembered by old rivals and those who grew up watching his double act with Jimmy Greaves.

Liverpool stars past and present paid their respects.

Everton also paid tribute to a worthy opponent.

Broadcasters spoke highly of a legend of the industry.

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