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My uncle just text me to thank me for his 75th birthday card. His day has been ruined by the death of his first real hero. He and my dad went to his testimonial, grown men in tears apparently.

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5 minutes ago, A Red said:

My uncle just text me to thank me for his 75th birthday card. His day has been ruined by the death of his first real hero. He and my dad went to his testimonial, grown men in tears apparently.

My Dad took me to that. I think my Mum has still got The Echo tribute to him somewhere. 

 

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19 minutes ago, YorkshireRed said:

There are some deaths you hear about of people you’ve never met that knock you for six.
 

Sometimes it’s their young age, maybe the way they died. Occasionally it’s because you realise that they meant more to you than you ever knew.
 

Roger Hunt has been part of my love affair with Liverpool FC for nearly all my life. He’s part of the reason why Liverpool are my club, despite my place of birth.

 

I can’t lie and say the success they’ve had hasn’t been part of it, but it was also about the values, the colour and noise from the Kop, a city that gave us the Beatles, the stories of those early European adventures, Shanks greatness and Roger’s goals. 
 

What Liverpool FC became, the moments we’ve shared, we owe to relatively few. Sir Roger Hunt was one of them.

 

RIP

Well said. 

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Jürgen Klopp has paid tribute to Roger Hunt after the legendary former Liverpool forward passed away peacefully at home following a long illness.

With 285 strikes in 492 appearances for the Reds during 11 highly successful years between 1958 and 1969, Hunt is the second-highest goalscorer in the club’s history.

“It’s really sad news and our thoughts and our love go to his family,” Klopp said.

“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.

“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.

“I am told the Kop christened him 'Sir Roger' for all his achievements. A goalscorer who never stopped working to help his teammates; I believe he would have fit in well within our current team.

“So, it is Sir Roger we will remember, honour and pay tribute to over the coming days.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

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31 minutes ago, A Red said:

My uncle just text me to thank me for his 75th birthday card. His day has been ruined by the death of his first real hero. He and my dad went to his testimonial, grown men in tears apparently.

 

 

Gates locked an hour before kick-off with reports of up to 10,000 still outside 

 

Guardian match report

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2 hours ago, Harry's Lad said:

Jürgen Klopp has paid tribute to Roger Hunt after the legendary former Liverpool forward passed away peacefully at home following a long illness.

With 285 strikes in 492 appearances for the Reds during 11 highly successful years between 1958 and 1969, Hunt is the second-highest goalscorer in the club’s history.

“It’s really sad news and our thoughts and our love go to his family,” Klopp said.

“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.

“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.

“I am told the Kop christened him 'Sir Roger' for all his achievements. A goalscorer who never stopped working to help his teammates; I believe he would have fit in well within our current team.

“So, it is Sir Roger we will remember, honour and pay tribute to over the coming days.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Jurgen gets it right every single time.

He really does get us.

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