Liverpool Football Club today bids farewell to one its much-loved heroes of the past, Michael Robinson.
Robinson joined Liverpool in 1983 after playing for Preston North End, Manchester City and Brighton. He was signed by Joe Fagan as a backup to the first-choice attacking partnership of Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish.
Robinson was a Liverpool player for little over a year, yet, he managed to play 42 times for the club, scoring 12 goals in all competitions.
Before moving onto Queens Park Rangers in late 1984, Robinson had won a League Championship, League Cup and European Cup with Liverpool in that 1983/84 season.
After his playing career ended in Spain with Osasuna, Robinson ended up staying on and integrating himself into the world of Spanish football media. He became a regular fixture on television in Spain, as a co-commentator and studio pundit. Hence, why there has been such an outpouring of respect and emotion today from some of Liverpool’s former Spanish stars – they would have grown up watching Robinson on TV in their home country.
Michael also played 24 full internationals for Ireland, scoring 4 goals, between 1980 and 1986.
RIP Michael – You’ll Never Walk Alone
Absolutely devastated to hear of the passing of @michaelrobinson this morning. I had the honour of being interviewed by him last year and spending time reminiscing about his days at @LFC What a pleasure it was…You’ll Never Walk Alone, Michael. Forever A Red… pic.twitter.com/GhsF3FIJv0
— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) April 28, 2020
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Robinson, one of the unmistakable voices of our sport. His last game was the one we played against his beloved Liverpool. May he rest in peace.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) April 28, 2020
— Ray Clemence (@RayClem1) April 28, 2020
We’re deeply saddened by the passing of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61.
The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Michael’s family and friends at this sad time.
Rest in peace, Michael. pic.twitter.com/o8Zu3hjICc
— Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) April 28, 2020
Gutted to hear of the Passing of Michael Robinson(AKA The Cat)..We played Cricket together in our Teens-He followed me to PNE Then Brighton-Rep of Ireland & Finally Liverpool..He even bought my house off me in Hove.Its a Sad day in Sad https://t.co/neffvb2iPi MATE..😢
— Mark Lawrenson (@MTLawrenson) April 28, 2020
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) April 28, 2020
The FAI is saddened to learn of the death of former Ireland international Michael Robinson
Michael played 24 games at senior level, scoring four goals during the 1980s
May he rest in peace ☘️ pic.twitter.com/IL3fpOMC1j
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) April 28, 2020
— Luis Garcia (@luchogarcia14) April 28, 2020
You’ll never walk alone Michael!!
Rest in peace. https://t.co/4IKJnL0nAa
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) April 28, 2020
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