Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran passes away at 83

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Former Liverpool captain Moran passed away on Wednesday morning, aged 83.

"He's one of these guys that day in, day out, did his job and did a great job for Liverpool Football Club".

A regular visitor to Anfield and the club's Melwood training ground, he was diagnosed with vascular dementia previous year.

Born in Crosby, Moran's playing career at Anfield began in 1949 when he joined as a part-timer while serving as an apprentice electrician and eventually signed professional forms for his home-town club shortly before his 18th birthday in January 1952, making his first-team debut the following November.

Nearly five decades at the club saw him work in practically every role available as well as earn 13 Division One championships, four European Cups, two UEFA Cups, five FA Cups and 5 League Cups.

"The success we enjoyed during that period is something that we are all able to look back on with vast fondness and pride, but it should never be forgotten that without people like Ronnie it would not have been possible for us to achieve as much as we did", former Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish said.

Even after his departure from the club, Moran continued to support it and be close to it. "Ronnie Moran is up there with those two greats".

Former midfielder Ray Houghton said: "He loved being at the training every day".

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Moran is part of the golden age of the Football, he is an icon of Liverpool.

He played at left back for the reds and was for a time the club's major penalty taker.

The career he had at Liverpool is truly awesome and inspiring.

After hanging up his boots officially in the 1969 season he transitioned into part of Shankly's training staff, going on to occupy the boot-room over the years alongside Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish.

During that time he was twice called upon to become caretaker manager: once after Dalglish's resignation in 1991 and when Souness was recovering from his triple by-pass heart surgery in 1992.

Liverpool paid their respects to club favourite Moran, with two tributes being posted on Twitter when the news was broken by his son, Paul. He passed away this morning after he battled for more than four years vascular dementia.

"Young players now would be petrified of him because his bark was so loud". The manager, Jurgen Klopp, thinks of Ronnie as the flawless role model.

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