St John made 425 appearances for the Reds and scored 118 goals as a key member of Bill Shankly’s famous team of the 1960s

The Merseyside club said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of true Anfield legend Ian St John

“Everyone at Liverpool Football Club’s hearts go out to Ian’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time Rest in peace, Ian St John 1938-2021”

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

After retiring in 1973, St John continued to run his motherwell home club and also Portsmouth

But he won a new generation of fans in the 1980s by presenting the popular Saint and Greavsie Saturday afternoon football show alongside former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was quick to pay tribute by posting on Twitter: “RIP Ian St John Another Liverpool legend sadly dies One of the players with Bill Shankly who made this club what he is today I will remember him the most in the best football show on TV, The Saint & Greavsie X “

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