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Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran dies aged 83

Former Liverpool captain and coach Ronnie Moran has died, aged 83.

Moran’s son, Paul, confirmed his passing on Wednesday morning after the Anfield legend suffered from a short illness.

Writing on Twitter, Paul Moran said: “I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness.”

I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness

Moran was known as one of the Anfield Boot Room originals, a small area located under the Main Stand at Liverpool’s home stadium where Bill Shankly’s coaching staff would gather after training or a match and discuss all things football, along with enjoying a drink together.

The Boot Room became a famous part of Anfield, with subsequent managers Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish choosing to keep it at the ground, along with Moran himself when he took over the role twice in a caretaker capacity in the early 1990s.

Moran made his Liverpool senior debut in 1952, and the left-back went on to make 379 appearances for the club, including more than 340 in the league.

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