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Liverpool mourns club great Ronnie Moran, who dies at 83
The former coach had a long association with the club.

LIVERPOOL FC STALWART Ronnie Moran has died at the age of 83 after a short illness.

Moran enjoyed a glittering association with the Merseyside club, which he joined as a player in 1949.

He went on to be part of the famous Anfield boot room which masterminded five European Cup wins and multiple titles.

Moran’s son Paul revealed the news of his passing on Twitter.

SOCCER EMPICS Sport Graeme Souness and Moram celebrate. EMPICS Sport

A left-back in his playing days, Moran made 379 appearances for the Anfield club between 1952 and 1968, having joined as a 15-year-old apprentice in 1949.

He helped Liverpool win promotion to the top flight in 1961-62 before twice claiming the old First Division title in 1963-64 and 1965-66, along with the FA Cup in 1965.

After hanging up his boots, Moran joined the Liverpool coaching staff under the great Bill Shankly and remained at the club until 1998, when he retired as their longest-serving employee and an iconic figure of the fabled Anfield Boot Room.

Ronnie Moran File Photo PA Wire / PA Images PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

Moran twice served as caretaker manager at Liverpool – in 1991 after Kenny Dalglish stepped down and the following year when Graeme Souness underwent heart surgery – and worked in a variety of other roles including physio, reserve-team coach and assistant manager.

A club statement from Liverpool acclaimed Moran as “one of the most influential figures in the club’s history”.

The statement added: “Ronnie is fondly remembered for his 49 years of service to Liverpool.

“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ronnie’s wife Joyce, his children, family and many friends.”

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