Liverpool record league goalscorer Roger Hunt dies aged 83

The World Cup winner scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Anfield club

Roger Hunt of Liverpool playing against Tottenham Hotspur during the 1969 Division One season. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Hunt of Liverpool playing against Tottenham Hotspur during the 1969 Division One season. Photograph: Getty Images

 

Liverpool’s record league goalscorer Roger Hunt has died aged 83, the club have announced.

Hunt, who was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds.

The club said in a statement posted on their official Twitter account: “We are mourning the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt.

“The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool football club are with Roger’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time. Rest in peace, Roger Hunt 1938 — 2021.”

He signed for Liverpool in July 1958 and made his final appearance for the club in December 1969.

Hunt was signed by Phil Taylor from non-league Stockton Heath but was kept on by Bill Shankly, and helped the club out of the old Second Division in 1962, going on to win league titles in 1964 and 1966.

He also won the FA Cup with Liverpool in 1965.

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