Liverpool legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70 1 month ago

Liverpool legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70

Kennedy scored 72 goals in 393 appearances for Liverpool

Liverpool legend Ray Kennedy has died at the age of 70.

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The Englishman scored 72 goals in 393 appearances for the Reds during seven-and-a-half years at Anfield, also making 17 appearances for England, scoring three goals.

Kennedy - who had been battling Parkinson's disease in recent years - signed for Liverpool from rivals Arsenal in 1974, having come through the Gunners' academy before playing more than 200 times for the London outfit.

Before joining the Reds, the midfielder won the First Division and the FA Cup during a double-winning 1970/71 season, as well as the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup the previous campaign.

Kennedy's £200,000 move to Anfield saw him enjoy a hugely successful career on Merseyside, playing a significant role in the impressive team of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He won five First Division titles, three European Cups, the UEFA Cup, the League Cup and the UEFA Super Cup with the Reds, before joining Swansea City in January 1982, where he won the Welsh Cup.

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The wideman then enjoyed a brief spell at Hartlepool United before finishing his playing career as a player-manager at Cypriot club Pezoporikos, before a stint with non-league club Ashington.

After hanging up his boots, he moved into coaching - spending time at Sunderland.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal held a testimonial for him in April 1991.

Kennedy had been struggling with Parkinson's and the effects of his medication during his later years, but will always be remembered as a true footballing great.