Former Liverpool captain, coach and caretaker manager Ronnie Moran has died aged 83, his son Paul has announced.
Moran served Liverpool for 49 years, signing his first professional contract in 1952 before winning three league titles as the Reds’ left-back.
After retiring as a player, he joined Liverpool’s boot room where he worked as a coach alongside Bill Shankly, Joe Fagan, Bob Paisley and Reuben Bennett.
Moran made 379 appearances between 1952 and 1968, scoring 17 goals, but arguably played as big a role as part of Bill Shankly’s famous Boot Room.
Having played for the Reds boss he was then invited by the Scot to join the coaching team and Moran twice filled in as caretaker manager during 49 years of service at the club.
“Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Ronnie Moran,” said a statement from the club.
Moran’s son Paul wrote on Twitter: “I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness.”