Jurgen Klopp leads the tributes as the football world mourns the death of Liverpool legend Roger Hunt

Roger Hunt, 1938 to 2021.

Roger Hunt, Liverpool’s second-highest goalscorer of all time and a World Cup winner with England, has passed away peacefully at home at the age of 83.

A prolific forward, Hunt scored the last of his 285 goals for the Reds in 1969 and his tally across all competitions stood as a club record until Ian Rush eventually surpassed it in 1992.

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No Liverpool player has yet beaten his record of 244 goals in the league.

Current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp told the club: “I am told the Kop christened him ‘Sir Roger’ for all his achievements.

“So, it is Sir Roger we will remember, honour and pay tribute to over the coming days. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

“A goalscorer who never stopped working to help his teammates; I believe he would have fit in well within our current team,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

Hunt started out at amateur side Stockton Heath before joining the Reds in July 1958 and going on to enjoy a hugely successful career during his 492 games for the club, particularly under legendary manager Bill Shankly.

Hunt won the Second Division title in 1962, two top-flight titles in 1964 and 1966 and the FA Cup in 1965, earning the moniker ‘Sir Roger’ from the Kop.

He also won the World Cup with England in 1966, starting in the final against West Germany and scoring three goals during the tournament.

The football world has paid tribute to the legend and gentleman.

Match of the Day presenter and former England and Everton striker Gary Lineker took to Twitter to remember Hunt.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who won the Champions League with the Reds in 2005, said Hunt help lay the foundations on which future teams achieved success.

England acknowledged Hunt’s key role in the nation’s sole World Cup win in 1966.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge, who used to watch Hunt from the Anfield stands as a kid, said he was “absolutely gutted” by the death of his inspiration an hero.

Ian Rush joined the tributes, highlighting Hunt’s class on and off the pitch.

While Sir Kenny Dalglish paid his own fitting tribute from one Liverpool great to another.