Former Tottenham, Liverpool and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died aged 72.
A family statement read: ‘After fighting so hard, for such a long time, he’s now at peace and in no more pain.
‘The family would like to say a huge thank you for all the love and support that he’s received over the years.
‘He was loved so much by us all and he will never be forgotten.’
Part of Liverpool’s lengthy tribute to Clemence read: ‘Undoubtedly one of, if not the, best goalkeepers in the world at the height of his powers, Clemence will never be forgotten by the Liverpool faithful.
‘Only three men have ever played more games for the club; few have lifted more trophies; none can match his total of clean sheets. It’s likely nobody ever will.
‘A multitude of superlatives spring to mind when considering his Anfield career but it can be summed up in two simple words: goalkeeping excellence.’
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