Sad day in football as Liverpool legend who won 2 League titles and FA Cup dies after illness

Sad day in football as Liverpool legend who won 2 League titles and FA Cup dies after illness

- Liverpool legend Ian St John has been confirmed dead after brief illness

- The 82-year-old won the League title twice and FA Cup with the Premier League side

- John played only 26 games for Scotland before he retired from international football

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Players, staff and those in charge of Premier League giants Liverpool have been thrown into deep mourning following the demise of their legend Ian St John who passed on at the age of 82.

During his time playing in the English topflight, the Scot was among the most feared forwards in the world considering his styles of play on the pitch.

Liverpool would never forget the Ian St John in their history going by the successes he record with the reigning Premier League champions.

The Anfield landlords won their first FA Cup in history in the year 1965, and it Ian St John who scored the winning goal for the English side.

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He also won two First Division titles under Bill Shankly at the Premier League club in 1963-64 and 1965-66 in what was an incredible seasons for the Reds.

In the national team, Ian St John was able to play only 26 games for Scotland senior men's team before he retired from football and moved to management.

John did not have a glorious career in management and that forced him to punditry with England legend Jimmy Greaves.

According to the confirmation from Liverpool, the Premier League champions explained that their thoughts are with the family of the deceased.

Ian St John.
Liverpool legend Ian St John dies. Photo by Daily Mirror
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Earlier, had reported how Egyptian Football chiefs and those in charge of reigning Premier League champions Liverpool could be set for a heated row after super striker Mohamed Salah is included in the preliminary squad for the summer's Olympics.

All the nations that will participate in the football event at the Olympics will be allowed to pick three overage players in their squads for the tournament.

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This made Egyptian Football Association and the coach of the national team to include the name of Mohamed Salah in their squad.

According to the report, the Egyptian FA have not discussed with Liverpool chiefs on their decision to include Mohamed Salah in their squad.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu


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