The English club said in a statement on its website that Hunter had made 492 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 285 goals, and died peacefully at home on Monday after a long illness.
“At this sad and difficult time, everyone at Liverpool Football Club is with Roger’s family and friends,” he added. Liverpool statement.
Hunter is the second best scorer in Liverpool’s history after Ian Rush.
Early this month Jimmy Greaves
Another member of England’s 1966 World Cup champion team, died at the age of 81.
The former England international said on Twitter: “I’m sad to hear that another hero in ’66 has left us. Roger Hunter is a truly great forward for @LFC and his country.” Gary Lineker.
“He may be gone, but his achievements will be remembered forever. RIP Roger.”
Playing under the legendary Liverpool coach Bill Shankly
Hunter helped Merseyside win two top English league titles-in 1964 and 1966-and the club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1965.
“Become Shankly’s scoring catalyst, really achieve promotion, and then continue to win those precious league titles. The FA Cup put him among the ranks of Liverpool legends. They are responsible for making us the club we are today,” said the Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.
Hunter played 6 times during the 1966 World Cup, scoring 3 goals, and scored 18 goals in 34 appearances for England.