Former Liverpool and Scotland forward and one half of the well-known Saint and Greavsie broadcasting duo Ian St John has died after a long illness. He was 82.
"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," a statement from the St John family.
"He passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. We would like to thank all the staff at Arrowe Park Hospital for their hard work and dedication during these very difficult times."
An international before he reached the age of 20, St John won two First Division titles and an FA Cup with Liverpool after joining from hometown team Motherwell in 1961 for a then club record £37,500.
He scored 118 goals in 425 games during a decade at Anfield, including the winner in the 1965 FA Cup final, and was a crucial member of legendary manager Bill Shankly's squad.
After management spells with both Motherwell and Portsmouth, he moved into broadcasting and enjoyed a successful career as a TV pundit.
He teamed up with former England striker Jimmy Greaves in 1985 to front the cult Saturday lunchtime Saint and Greavsie show on ITV which ran until 1992.
Remembered for their adroit combination of good humour and serious analysis, a number of these shows have featured on eir sport gold over the past few months.