Ray Kennedy: Former Liverpool & Arsenal great dies aged 70 | Football News

Former Liverpool midfielder Ray Kennedy has died aged 70.

Kennedy, who additionally performed for Arsenal, suffered from Parkinson’s illness within the latter phases of his profession and for the remainder of his life.

A press release from Liverpool learn: “The ideas of everyone at Liverpool FC are with Ray’s household and mates at this unhappy and tough time.”

Kennedy turned skilled at Arsenal, with whom he performed for from 1968 till 1974 as a striker, successful the league and FA Cup double earlier than being offered to Liverpool for a club-record payment.

Liverpool signed Kennedy on the day Invoice Shankly resigned as supervisor.

He grew to become a left-sided midfielder beneath Bob Paisley, successful 5 league titles, three European Cups, the UEFA Cup and the League Cup over an eight-year spell.

Paisley stated of Kennedy in his autobiography: “In my opinion he was one in all Liverpool’s best gamers and possibly essentially the most underrated.”

Kennedy, who additionally performed for Swansea Metropolis and Hartlepool United earlier than retiring in 1985, earned 17 caps for England, and represented his nation at Euro 1980.