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Jurgen Klopp has paid a touching tribute to Roger Hunt following the death of the 83-year-old who is Liverpool’s record league goalscorer.

The former England striker, who helped the Three Lions win the World Cup in 1966, passed away on Monday evening.

The Anfield boss said: “It’s really sad news and our thoughts and our love go to his family.

“Unfortunately, it feels too frequent in this moment we are saying farewell to these giants of our club.

“Roger Hunt comes second to no-one in his importance in the history of Liverpool FC, that much is clear.

“To be the goalscoring catalyst of the Shankly team to actually achieve promotion and then go on to win those precious league titles and the FA Cup puts him in a bracket of LFC legends who are responsible for making us the club we are today.

“Not only that, he was also a World Cup winner in 1966, too.

“I am told the Kop christened him ‘Sir Roger’ for all his achievements.”


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