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Liverpool FC news: Former defender Gerry Byrne dies


Former Liverpool left back Gerry Byrne has died aged 77, the club have announced.

Between 1957 and 1969, he played 333 times for the Reds, scored four goals, won the two First Division titles, an FA Cup and the Second Division title.

He was also never once sent off and in the 1965 FA Cup triumph against Leeds, played the entire game with a broken collar bone, having injured himself in the opening minutes.

Byrne was also a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning squad.

A statement on the Reds’ website said: “The Liverpool born defender was a model of consistency at left-back under Bill Shankly and a testament to his popularity was evident as 40,000 supporters were at Anfield for his testimonial in April 1970.”



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