Liverpool Great Ian St John Dies Aged 82

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The very popular and personable former Liverpool and Scotland forward Ian St John has died aged 82.

After he had hung up his football boots he went on to become better known to a younger generation in the 1980’s in the UK and Ireland when he went on to co-host the hugely popular television show ‘Saint and Greavsie‘ with the brilliant former Tottenham and England forward Jimmy Greaves.

St John played 425 times for the Reds from 1961 to 1971, during which time he plundered 118 goals.

The Scot went down in Anfield lore when he scored the extra-time winner when the Merseysiders secured their first FA Cup against Leeds in 1965 under the iconic Bill Shankly.

He won the First Division title in 1964 and 1966.

St John began his career at hometown club Motherwell before joining Liverpool for a then club-record fee of £37,500, and played 21 times for Scotland, scoring nine goals.