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Liverpool mourn legend Strong

Liverpool and Arsenal are mourning the passing of former star Geoff Strong, who has died at the age of 75.

Last Updated: 17/06/13 at 11:50 Post Comment

Geoff Strong was a fans' favourite at Liverpool

Geoff Strong was a fans' favourite at Liverpool

The versatile Strong made 201 appearances for Liverpool in the late 1960s and early 1970s having made his name as a forward with the Gunners.

Strong was born in Kirkheaton, Northumberland, in 1937 and grew up to play for local side Stanley United before being spotted by Arsenal and signing professional terms in April 1958.

He went on to become a big hit with the Londoners - forming a lethal strike partnership with Joe Baker - and averaged over a goal every other game when Liverpool paid £40,000 for his services in 1964.

The move to the Reds yielded the success Strong had always targeted and, under Bill Shankly, helped the Anfield giants secure the FA Cup in his first season and the First Division title the following year.

Strong left Liverpool in 1970 to play one season with Coventry ahead of announcing his retirement in 1972, and then made countless returns to Anfield as a spectator despite suffering from Alzheimers disease.

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