Former Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence has passed away aged 72, his family announced today.

In a statement, they said: ‘With great sadness, we write to let you know that Ray Clemence passed away peacefully today, surrounded by his loving family.

‘After fighting so hard, for such a long time, he’s now at piece and in no more pain.’

Clemence was a staple of the Liverpool side after signing from Scunthorpe United in 1967 for a fee of £18,000.

He played 470 times for the reds over an amazing 14-year spell at the club, which seen him win 18 trophies with the club, including 5 league titles and 3 European cups.

Tributes have been pouring in from all over the football world with players past and present paying tribute to one of the best goalkeepers ever to play the game.

Ray Clemence 1948-2020

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