Evening Telegraph (First Edition)

Greavsie pays tribute to Saint


JIMMY Greaves led the tributes to great friend Ian St John after the former Liverpool and Scotland striker’s death at the age of 82 following a long illness.

St John made more than 400 appearance­s for Liverpool, helping them claim two league titles, while he scored the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup Final as the Reds got their hands on the famous trophy for the first time.

He won a new generation of fans after his playing retirement, presenting the popular Saturday afternoon TV football show Saint and Greavsie alongside former Tottenham and England forward Greaves.

Paying tribute to his onscreen partner, Greaves said: “Ian St John and I had great fun working on the Saint and Greavsie.

“He was a lovely man and will be sadly missed by many people. We must also remember he was a great footballer.”

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