Football legend Tommy Smith, one of the key figures in the Liverpool’s first golden generation, died on friday at the age of 74.
The defenders no-nonsense performances in the heart of liverpool’s defence saw him nicknamed the ‘anfield iron’ all through his 18-year spell on merseyside. making 638 appearances for the reds between 1960 and 1978, smith gained a host of medals because the club rose to prominence both home and abroad.
Playing under top notch manager shankly, smith helped liverpool dominate for two decades. smith, who captained his team for three years, become one of the most influential contributors of the liverpool crew that received the FA cup for the first time in 1965.
Overall, liverpool-born smith, who grew being close to anfield before joining the club he supported as a boy, received the english title four times, the FA cup two times, the ECU cup and Uefa cup two times.
Talking to liverpool’s authentic website, smith’s daughter janette simpson stated: “dad died very peacefully in his sleep quickly after 4.30pm today. “he were developing increasingly frail and laid low with an expansion of illnesses during the last 3 months particularly. we are glaringly all devastated.”