Ian St John: Former Liverpool Striker Passes Away At 82
Ian St John: Liverpool legend and host of television shows Saint and Greavsie passes away aged 82
Ian St John the Liverpool legend has passed away at the age of 82. The former Liverpool and Scotland forward went on to co-host the popular television show Saint and Greavsie with Jimmy Greaves. Liverpool shared the news that the former striker passed away on Monday night after an illness.
St John’s family released a statement, “It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that after a long illness we have lost a husband, father and grandfather. He passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside.”
The official account of Liverpool also tweeted the sad news.
They wrote “We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John. 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.”
Check out the tweet here:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true Anfield legend, Ian St John.
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.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 2, 2021
St John was an important part of the Liverpool team that was managed by Bill Shankly. He joined Liverpool in 1961 for a club-record £37,500 and played 425 games for the Anfield side. St John scored 118 goals in more than 400 games for Liverpool from 1961-71. He won two titles and helped Liverpool lift their first FA Cup in 1965. St John also earned 21 Scotland caps and managed Motherwell and Portsmouth.
May His Soul Rest In Peace.