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Roger Hunt: Sir Geoff Hurst and Kevin Keegan pay tribute to Liverpool legend at funeral

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Sir Geoff Hurst and Kevin Keegan led the tributes to Roger Hunt at the funeral of Liverpool’s record league goalscorer.

Hurst was not present but his eulogy to his fellow 1966 World Cup winner, who died last month aged 83, was read by Liverpool’s club chaplain Bill Bygroves, in which he said: “What a player he was; up there with Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush Kevin Keegan and Mo Salah.



Former team-mates and senior executives from the club, including CEO Billy Hogan joined Hunt’s family for the hour-long service of celebration at Liverpool Cathedral.



“He was a World Cup winner in 1966.



“Why isn’t there a statue of Sir Roger Hunt, at the Kop End, where he was knighted, with something like ‘244 goals – catch me if you can’ as an inspiration to everyone passing by, the kids who want to play football?

There are only four members: Billy Liddell – 215, Ian Rush – 229, Gordon Hodgson scored 233 goals but Roger Hunt is there at the top.

“Roger was a great player, a very special person and a class act who I was privileged to have as my strike partner but – more importantly – my friend.
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