St John played 425 times for the Reds and scored 118 goals as a key member of Bill Shankly’s famous squad in the 1960s

The Merseyside Club said: “We are deeply saddened to have died of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John

“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ian’s family and friends during this sad and difficult time rest in peace, Ian St John 1938-2021”

St John won two first division titles under Shankly and scored the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup Final

After retiring in 1973, St John his home club Motherwell and also Portsmouth

In the 1980s he won a new generation of fans and presented the popular football show Saint and Greavsie on Saturday afternoon with former striker Jimmy Greaves from Tottenham and England

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher quickly paid tribute, posting on Twitter: “RIP Ian St John Another Liverpool legend sadly dies one of the players along with Bill Shankly who made this club what it is Today is I’ll remember him most of all on the best football show on TV, The Saint & Greavsie X “

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