Liverpool FC’s oldest season ticket holder Ken Hirst has died aged 99.
Liverpool announced the passing of Mr Hirst on their website.
Ken had been watching his beloved side for 90 years.
We are saddened by the loss of Ken Hirst, who has passed away aged 99.
Ken, whose story we told last year, was our oldest season ticket holder and a fan for more than 90 years.
These are his memories…
Rest in peace, Ken. pic.twitter.com/DLcFQeKRF0
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 20, 2023
Ken was born in 1923 a league winning year for Liverpool but was close to supporting Everton because of his older brother.
He decided to support the underdog at the time and Ken fell in love with the Reds.
Ken went aged 13 to his first Liverpool game in the 1935/36 season and attended Anfield for the last time in November.
Throughout the decades Ken’s heroes remained Albert Stubbins and Billy Liddell with Jurgen Klopp’s recent success making him his favourite Liverpool manager.
Liverpool’s statement concluded with a quote from Ken on his love for the club.
“I’m sure there’s nobody in the galaxy that’s better than Liverpool.
“There might be a few stars there… but no stars better than ours.”
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