England and Liverpool legend Roger Hunt died on Monday and tributes have poured in for the Reds legend. Hunt won the 1966 World Cup. On Tuesday, Ian Rush, John Aldridge, and Jamie Carragher were among those who paid tribute to Roger Hunt, who died at the age of 83.
We are sad to learn this football news, after a long illness, the World Cup winner died on Monday. Appearing in all six games and scoring three times for Liverpool player helped England win the World Cup in 1966. He played 34 times for the Three Lions. In 1959 he joined Liverpool and scored 41 goals in 42 games to propel the club from the Second Division to the First Division under Bill Shankly’s management.
In a total of 492 games for the club, the forward scored 285 goals a record until Ian Rush broke it in 1992, but no player has ever scored more league goals for the Reds than Hunt’s 244.
And Rush led the tributes to an Anfield legend, posting: “Very sad to hear of the passing of Sir Roger Hunt, someone I would always look up to. He was a fantastic goalscorer and a true gentleman on and off the pitch. My thoughts are with his family. May he rest in peace.”
Another Liverpool goalkeeper, John Aldridge, used to play up top with Rush and echoed his strike partner’s sentiments. “I’m absolutely gutted to hear of the passing away of one, if not the best LFC [Liverpool] strikers Sir Roger Hunt,” Aldridge wrote on Twitter. “What a striker and a true gentleman, I had the great pleasure of being with him on many occasions. RIP my Nu 1 [number one] legend and hero.”