Former Liverpool midfielder Tommy Smith has been reported dead at the age of 74.
Smith made a total of 638 appearances for the club in 18 years having featured under both Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley at Anfield, having started at the club as a schoolboy.
He won a whole number of trophies, including four league titles, two FA Cups and the 1977 European Cup, scoring in the final against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Daughter Janette Simpson told the Liverpool Echo: “Dad died very peacefully in his sleep shortly after 4.30pm today at Green Heyes Nursing home in Park Road, Waterloo, Crosby.
“I was on my way to see him when he passed a couple of minutes before I arrived.
“Dad was only in here since the end of January and prior to that had been living in a care and sheltered accommodation complex for three years in Maghull.
“He had been growing increasingly frail and suffering from a variety of ailments over the last three months especially.
“We are obviously all devastated. Our mum Sue died four years ago. Mum’s death did hit dad especially hard and the illness took a bit of a grip of him after that we feel.”