Liverpool legend Ray Kennedy has died at the age of 70 after suffering with Parkinson’s disease.
Kennedy won every trophy there was in the English game.
This included three European Cups and five League titles with the Reds during the Paisley era of the 70s and early 80s.
The England international is also a veteran at Arsenal where he won a league title and FA Cup.
In the 1970-71 season, the double was also Arsenal’s first in their history with manager Bertie Mee.
Originally playing as a forward for the London club making just under shy of 200 appearances, he joined Liverpool.
His move to Anfield in 1974 for £200,000 happened as Bill Shankly also left the club.
He was quickly reverted as a left midfielder and became instrumental to the 5 league titles he won during his time there.
After Liverpool, Kennedy joined Swansea City winning the Welsh Cup in 1982 and Hartlepool United before retiring in 1985.
He also made 17 appearances for England, during the late 70s and even scored three goals during his time with the Three Lions.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1984, which stunted any hopes for a career in management or punditry.
In his later life, it became increasingly difficult to function with his symptoms of the disease worsening.
However, Kennedy was able to release an autobiography in 1993 called ‘Ray of Hope’ giving fans an insight into his illustrious career at both Arsenal and Liverpool.
In a 2013 poll of ‘100 players who shook the Kop’ Kennedy came 25th – solidifying the love Liverpool fans have for him.
Yet Another Magnificent Ex LFC star has passed away folks,Ray Kennedy what a player and lovely bloke who suffered so much with Parkinson’s disease for most of his life.He will definitely never walk https://t.co/CxXHib8TJh Ray 🙏ynwa
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) November 30, 2021
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