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Liverpool to pay tribute to Ian St John ahead Chelsea clash


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.

Late Liverpool legend Ian st john

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.

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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.





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