28 Sep Former England and Liverpool striker Roger Hunt dies aged 83 | UK News
Liverpool’s record league goal-scorer Roger Hunt has died aged 83, the club have announced.
Hunt, who was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds.
The club said in a statement posted on their official Twitter account: “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. Rest in peace, Sir Roger Hunt 1938 – 2021.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “It’s really sad news and our thoughts and our love go to his family.
“Unfortunately, it feels too frequent in this moment we are saying farewell to these giants of our club.
“Roger Hunt comes second to no one in his importance in the history of Liverpool FC, that much is clear.”
Hunt was born in Golborne, Cheshire on 20 July, 1938.
He signed for Liverpool in July 1958 and made his final appearance for the club in December 1969.
Hunt was signed by Phil Taylor from non-league Stockton Heath but was kept on by Bill Shankly, and helped the club out of the old Second Division in 1962, going on to win league titles in 1964 and 1966.
He also won the FA Cup with Liverpool in 1965.
Hunt’s overall Reds scoring record was broken by Ian Rush in 1992 but no one has yet scored more league goals for the Merseysiders.