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

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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.

Rest in peace, 'Sir Roger'."

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.

"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.

Keegan recalled how Hunt, who also played for Bolton, had given him his 'England' debut - in the former striker's testimonial at Anfield in 1972 between Liverpool's 1965 side and an England 1966 XI, which was attended by more than 56,000 people with a further 10,000 locked out.

"I know he wasn't England manager but Alan Ball pulled out of his testimonial and he (Hunt) came to find me at the training ground, to ask if I would play in his place.
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