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Ian St John obituary: ‘An iconic Liverpool figure who went on to illuminate TV screens’

Ian St John obituary: ‘An iconic Liverpool figure who went on to illuminate TV screens’

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Ian St John, who has died aged 82, was an iconic figure in Liverpool's history as part of manager Bill Shankly's construction of a football superpower, before enjoying a hugely successful post-playing career in television and punditry.St John arrived at Anfield in May 1961, a then club record £37,500 signing from Motherwell, with Liverpool in the old Second Division at the time.He helped Liverpool win promotion to the top tier, went on to win two league titles and scored 118 goals in 425 appearances - but he is best remembered for the trademark jack-knife header that gave Liverpool a 2-1 victory in the 1965 FA Cup final against Leeds and brought the trophy to Anfield for the first time.After his playing career finished he went into management at Motherwell and Portsmouth - but in later yea...