Liverpool FC on Tuesday announced the passing of legendary striker Roger Hunt. Hunt was a key figure of the Bill Shankly era, a time that saw Liverpool become a major force in English football. He won two league titles and a FA cup during his eleven years with the Merseyside club. His 244 goals in 404 appearances for the Reds still remains a club record.
Although Hunt was awarded an MBE in 2000, he has famously been referred to as ‘Sir Roger’ by fans of Liverpool.
“To be the goalscoring catalyst of the Shankly team to actually achieve promotion and then go on to win those precious league titles and the FA Cup puts him in a bracket of LFC legends who are responsible for making us the club we are today. Not only that, he was also a World Cup winner in 1966, too.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp paid tribute.