Liverpool will pay tribute to legendary striker Ian St John with a special matchday programme before their game against Chelsea on Thursday, following his death at the age of 82.
The former Scotland forward – who won two First Division titles under Bill Shankly at Anfield in 1963-64 and 1965-66 and scored the winner in the 1965 FA Cup final – passed away on Monday evening after a battle with illness.
He played 336 times for the Reds – netting 95 times – and the club plan to show their respects for St John by putting him on the front cover of their programme with a special feature insid
Even though supporters won’t be able to attend the big top four clash against the Blues at Anfield, they will still be able to purchase a copy for £3.50 on the club’s website. The programme will also feature a nod to iconic former player Sir Kenny Dalglish with the game falling on his 70th birthday.
After retiring from football, St John moved into punditry and forged a hugely successful on-screen partnership with England legend Jimmy Greaves. Their Saint and Greavsie Saturday programme was hugely popular in the 1980s and 1990s and ran for seven years.
In 2014, St John had his bladder and prostate removed during a battle with cancer after being diagnosed a few years earlier.
Liverpool announced his death on Tuesday and tweeted: ‘We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John.