Roger Hunt, The Reds legend’s funeral to take place in Liverpool today

Roger Hunt, The Reds legend’s funeral to take place in Liverpool today

The funeral of Liverpool great, Roger Hunt will take place at Liverpool Cathedral. Roger Hunt was Liverpool’s record league scorer. He passed away on 27th September 2021, at the age of 83. The Reds will dearly miss him.

He played a massive role by contributing toward Liverpool’s success. Hunt has a matchless record of 244 league goals for The Reds. He is one of the most formidable players in the history of Liverpool Football Club.

The funeral service will begin at 11 AM on 14th October, Thursday and is open to members pouring their tribute. The service is to be led by Rev Canon Neal Barnes and supported by Rev Bill Bygroves. Former Liverpool players will pay tribute during the service.

Liverpool legend Roger Hunt

Roger’s hearse will pause outside Anfield as a mark of respect on the way to the cathedral. This will happen approximately around 10:20 AM. Thereafter, the congregation will be allowed to follow in.

Contribution of Liverpool legend Roger Hunt

Roger Hunt was born in Golborne, Cheshire on July 20, 1938. He signed for The Reds in July 1958 and made his last appearance in December 1969. No one would have ever thought what this legend would turn out to be.   

Phil Taylor signed Roger Hunt from the non-league club, Stockton Heath. He was a prolific striker and was kept by Bill Shankly. This helped the club to come out of the old second division. They went on to win the league titles in 1964 and 1966.

Hunt also won the FA Cup with Liverpool in 1965. His overall record scoring was broken by Ian Rush in 1992. No one has scored more goals for the Merseysiders after that.

Roger Hunt has 34 caps to his name for England, scoring 18 goals. He earned his first cap under Walter Winterbottom in 1962 when Liverpool were still in the second division. He scored 41 goals for The Reds in as many games that season.

Hunt also helped England by scoring 3 goals. This helped England get out of their group in the 1966 World Cup. He was important to Sir Alf Ramsey and hence played every game. Thus, Roger Hunt will always be remembered in the pleasant memories of Liverpool fans.

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