Liverpool goalkeeping legend Ray Clemence passed away at the age of 72 on Sunday as confirmed by his family.
Clemence is the most successful goalkeeper in LFC history having played 665 first team games for The Reds over a 13-year period. He won five league titles and three European Cups as Liverpool’s number 1.
In memory of Ray Clemence, Liverpool legend…
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 15, 2020
Jürgen Klopp said that “Ray Clemence is one of the reasons our club is such a special one”. Here is Klopp’s statement in full as per the LFC website.
This is an extremely sad moment for everyone associated with Liverpool FC and we, as the current team and management, send all our love to the family.
We should never forget it is great players who make great teams and clubs. You only need to listen to the legends of LFC from his era to understand his significance. They say it better than I ever could, that Ray Clemence is one of the reasons our club is such a special one all these years later. He was one of the foundation stones that so much of this club’s success was built on.
Our feeling in this moment is of course overwhelmingly sadness, but it is also appreciation. Our fans will remember with fondness an extraordinary player and a wonderful person who contributed so much to Liverpool Football Club.
He and his loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Thanks for the memories, Ray. You are still the best goalkeeper our great club has ever had between the sticks.
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