Liverpool have announced the death of Ian St John after an illness aged 82.
The Scot spent a decade at Merseyside, where he scored 118 goals in 425 appearances, including two league titles and the FA Cup.
“Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Reds legend Ian St John, aged 82,” the club confirmed on its website.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 2, 2021
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ian's family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Rest in peace, Ian St John 1938-2021.
“The former forward made 425 appearances for the club over the course of a hugely successful decade between 1961 and 1971, scoring 118 goals.
“Under the management of Bill Shankly, St John was the scorer of one of the most iconic goals in Liverpool’s history when he netted in extra time to secure our first ever FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Leeds United in 1965,” Liverpool added.
A moment of silence is expected to be observed when the champions welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Thursday.