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Roger Hunt, 1966 World Cup winner and former Liverpool striker, laid to rest in Liverpool

Telegraph, 15 Oct 2021
The funeral of 1966 World Cup winner and former Liverpool striker Roger Hunt has been held at Liverpool Cathedral.

Among those paying their respects were fellow Anfield icons Ian Rush, Roy Evans, Kevin Keegan and John Aldridge.

Kevin Keegan led the tributes to Roger Hunt at the funeral of Liverpool's record league goalscorer.

"He was a World Cup winner in 1966." Keegan said. "He was Liverpool's top scorer for eight years. He scored the first goal on Match of the Day. He scored five hat-tricks in a season. I could go on and on.

"Why isn't there a statue of Sir Roger Hunt, at the Kop End, where he was knighted, with something like '244 goals - catch me if you can' as an inspiration to everyone passing by, the kids who want to play football?"

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