The former Liverpool striker, Jan Saint John, dies
Tuesday – 19 Rajab 1442 AH – 02 March 2021 AD
A man walks in front of Jan St John’s mural in London (dpa)
London: “Middle East Online”
Liverpool Football Club announced today (Tuesday) that former team striker Jan Saint John has died due to illness.
Saint John, who died yesterday (Monday), participated in 425 matches for Liverpool from 1961 to 1971 and scored 118 goals.
The most important goal he scored in the history of Liverpool, which he scored in overtime in the match that Liverpool beat Leeds United 2-1, to crown his team with its first titles in the FA Cup in 1965, under the leadership of coach Bill Shankly
St. John was a key player in the 1961 – 1962 season, his first season at Liverpool, and he helped the team achieve promotion to the First Division.
The value of his transfer from Motherwell, at the time, was a record for the club, as he moved for 37,500 pounds (5,025 dollars).
“The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Yan’s family and friends in these sad and difficult times,” Liverpool said in a statement.
“He passed away peacefully, and his family was next to him on the bed,” St. John’s family said in a statement.