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Former Liverpool captain is dead

Timothy Aiyeku

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Former Liverpool captain Tommy Smith who was referred to as ‘Anfield Iron’ in his days as a player at the Anfield between 1960-1978 has been reported dead at the age of 74.

Tommy Smith is one player who will never be forgotten because of the great strides he had with the club as he won four league titles during his time, the European Cup, the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup twice.

Following the announcement of his death, former teammates have been paying tribute to the history maker who battled dementia and other ailments before he died.

Phil Thomas is one of the former players that paid a tribute as he stated that he loved Tommy Smith because of his kind of passion, noting that he had a never-say-die attitude.

Another former Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish stated that Tommy Smith was a great advent for Liverpool, stressing that he conducted himself in the best possible way as a player in his days.

However, the Reds team are expected to give respect to the football legend by giving a standing ovation at their Premier League clash against Chelsea while the players may be required to wear a black armband as a sign of respect and remembrance of Tommy Smith.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.