Liverpool legend Tommy Smith, called ‘Anfield Iron’ has died at the age of 74, his family has confirmed.
Smith was one of the most influential players in the history of Merseyside club.
He had made 638 appearances during 18 years at Liverpool. Smith had won 4 league titles, 1 European Champions title in 1977 and 2 FA cups.
“Dad died very peacefully in his sleep shortly after 4.30pm today at Green Heyes Nursing home in Park Road, Waterloo, Crosby.” Janette Simpson, Tommy Simpson daughter said told LiverpoolECHO.
“I was on my way to see him when he passed a couple of minutes before I arrived.
“Dad was only in here since the end of January and prior to that had been living in a care and sheltered accommodation complex for three years in Maghull.
“He had been growing increasingly frail and suffering from a variety of ailments over the last three months especially.
“We are obviously all devastated.”
‘Anfield Iron’ was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease back in 2014. He has been battling with dementia in recent years.