Liverpool have paid tribute to membership legend Ray Clemence forward of their Premier League match towards Leicester.
Former England goalkeeper Clemence, who made 665 appearances for Liverpool throughout a 14-year spell on the membership, died earlier this month on the age of 72.
Liverpool used Sunday’s match at Anfield to honour Clemence, with present goalkeepers, Alisson, Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher, serving to to put a wreath in entrance of The Kop forward of kick-off.
The group then held a minute’s silence alongside goalkeeping coach John Achterberg, with Alisson sporting a duplicate of Clemence’s shirt from the 1981 European Cup ultimate, which he later positioned subsequent to the wreath.
Both units of gamers and employees additionally held a minute’s applause forward of kick-off to honour Clemence, who gained three European Cups and 5 First Division titles throughout his trophy-laden profession at Liverpool.
Speaking earlier this month, Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp hailed Clemence as an “extraordinary participant and a beautiful individual”.
“We ought to always remember it’s nice gamers who make nice groups and golf equipment. You solely have to hearken to the legends of LFC from his period to know his significance,” mentioned Klopp.
“They say it higher than I ever may; that Ray Clemence is without doubt one of the causes our membership is such a particular one all these years later. He was one of many basis stones that a lot of this membership’s success was constructed on.
“Our feeling on this second is in fact overwhelmingly disappointment, however it is usually appreciation. Our followers will keep in mind with fondness a unprecedented participant and a beautiful one that contributed a lot to Liverpool Football Club.
“He and his family members are in our ideas and prayers. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Clemence started his profession at Scunthorpe United in 1966 the place he made 46 appearances for the Third Division membership, earlier than Liverpool supervisor Bill Shankly purchased the 18-year-old for £18,000 in June 1967.
The younger goalkeeper needed to bide his time within the reserves earlier than changing Tommy Lawrence on a everlasting foundation throughout the 1969-70 marketing campaign.
Clemence went on to win 5 league titles, three European Cups, two UEFA Cups, the European Super Cup, FA Cup and League Cup at Anfield.
He performed 336 video games with out lacking a single match from September 1972 till March 1978 whereas solely two gamers have made extra first-team appearances for the membership – Ian Callaghan and Jamie Carragher.
Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid within the 1981 European Cup ultimate on the Parc des Princes turned out to be Clemence’s final sport for the Reds earlier than he joined Tottenham for £300,000.
He made his league debut for Spurs towards Middlesbrough in August 1981 and went on to play over 300 occasions for the London membership.
Injury compelled Clemence to forfeit his place within the facet for the 1984 UEFA Cup ultimate win over Anderlecht, however he was on the bench in a match famously gained when Tony Parks saved twice throughout the penalty shoot-out.
He reached a fifth FA Cup ultimate in 1987 when Spurs misplaced to Coventry and have become one in all a choose group of gamers to seem in 5 or extra FA Cup finals.
An Achilles harm sustained towards Norwich in October 1987 compelled Clemence to retire from enjoying in 1988. He later joined the teaching employees at Tottenham and England in addition to managing Barnet between 1994 and 1996.