Emerging report indicates that Liverpool legend, Tommy Smith has died at the age of 74.
Smith, nicknamed the ‘Anfield Iron’ by supporters, made 638 appearances for the club between 1960 and 1978, scoring 48 goals and winning nine major trophies, as well as captaining the Reds for three years.
Smith was a key part of the Liverpool team that won the FA Cup for the first time back in 1965, with Bill Shankly as manager.
Twelve years later, with Bob Paisley at the helm, he would head in an iconic – and crucial – goal to help the club win its maiden European Cup by defeating Borussia Monchengladbach in the final in Rome.
In all, Smith lifted four league titles, a European Cup, two FA Cups and two UEFA Cups during his time with Liverpool.
His daughter, Janette Simpson, told the club website on Friday: “Dad died very peacefully in his sleep shortly after 4.30pm today at his nursing home.
“He had been growing increasingly frail and suffering from a variety of ailments over the last three months especially.
“We are obviously all devastated.”