- Former England striker Roger Hunt, 83, died on Wednesday after a prolonged illness
- Hunt is Liverpool’s second highest goalscorer with 285 goals
- Hunt scored three goals in each of England’s six matches at the 1966 World Cup
- Jamie Carragher, Kenny Dalgish and Robbie Fowler pay tribute to Hunt
- The former Liverpool legend was honored at the Premier League ground this weekend
The late Roger Hunt was honored at Anfield ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League match against Manchester City, just days after his death.
Hunt, the 1966 World Cup winner and Liverpool’s second-highest goalscorer, died on Wednesday at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness.
To start the pret on Sunday afternoon, Enfield paid tribute to one of their favorite sons with fans on The Cope, who came together to create a mosaic that featured ‘Sir Roger 8’, nicknamed Hunt. and the number he was known to have worn for most of his career.
Kopp paid tribute to former Liverpool great Roger Hunt against Manchester City on Sunday
Liverpool fans nicknamed Hunt ‘Sir Roger’ after being overlooked for knighthood
Then players from both teams gathered in the center circle to applause to remember Liverpool of the late, a gesture that was carried out across all Premier League grounds this weekend.
Hunt, who received an MBE in 2000 but was overlooked for a knighthood, played in all six matches of England’s victorious World Cup campaign in 1966, scoring three goals in the process.
He won a total of 34 caps, netting 18 times for the Three Lions. His goal ratio at club level was equally impressive, as he scored 285 goals in 492 appearances for Liverpool, for which he made his debut in 1959.
Liverpool and City players join in a minute’s applause in Hunt’s memory
The striker (pictured center – in yellow between Gordon Banks – in yellow – and Sir Bobby Moore) won the 1966 World Cup with England and is remembered as one of the game’s all-time greats.
Hunt, who was born in Glazebury, Lancashire, in 1938, scored 41 goals in 41 games when Bill Shankley’s Reds won promotion to the then First Division in 1961–62.
In 11 seasons at Anfield, Hunt won First Division titles in 1964 and 1966 – when he also finished as the league’s top scorer – sandwiched between FA Cup victories in 1965.
Hunt is the sixth 1966 World Cup winner to have died since May 2018 and since his death Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst and George Cohen are the only three surviving members of the team that started the World Cup final against West Germany.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher praises Hunt’s Anfield legacy
Sir Kenny Dalglish used his tribute to thank Hunt for his contribution as a Liverpool player
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler was one of the former pros to pay tribute
Jamie Carragher, Sir Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler were among former Liverpool players who paid tribute to Hunt following the news of his death.
Carragher described Hunt as ‘one of the Reds’ greatest goal scorers of all time.
‘RIP Sir Roger Hunt, one of our club’s greatest goal scorers of all time. Sir Roger along with other legends of the 60s has made @LFC the club it is today,’ he tweeted.
Dalglish struck a similar tone, crediting Hunt for playing a key role in shaping the club as it is today.