Liverpool Legend Tommy Smith Passes Away Aged 74

Ross Houston
April 14, 2019

He won four league titles, a European Cup, two FA Cups and two UEFA Cups during his time at Anfield.

Speaking to the club's website Tommy's daughter, Janette Simpson, said: "Dad died very peacefully in his sleep shortly after 4.30pm today at Green Heyes nursing home in Park Road, Waterloo, Crosby. Great captain and leader of men thoughts are with family and friends #YNWA", Clemence wrote on Twitter.

Arguably his biggest goal came toward the end of his run with Liverpool, as he scored the victor in the 1977 European Cup final over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Smith's name was etched into the Liverpool teamsheet for the next decade - and, not by coincidence, the trophy cabinet grew ever more crammed.

Smith earned the nickname of the "Anfield Iron" due to his uncompromising style as a defender for his hometown club.

'He had been growing increasingly frail and suffering from a variety of ailments over the last three months especially.

Michael Owen, who won the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup treble with Liverpool in 2001, shared a video of Smith's European Cup final goal, a header which saw the Reds go 2-1 ahead in a game they would eventually win 3-1.

Dalglish, who played alongside Smith for a season at the end of Smith's Liverpool career, said: "He was a great advert for Liverpool Football Club, the way he conducted himself".

"We are obviously all devastated". "One of the clubs all time greats".

"So desperately sorry to hear of the passing of Tommy Smith a real legend of the club".

In 1978, Smith left Liverpool having made 638 appearances for the club but retired a year later after brief spells at the Los Angeles Aztecs and Swansea City. Popularly known as "Anfield Iron", Smith clinched the victory against Borussia Moenchengladbach in European Cup after scoring a winning goal for Liverpool.

Tommy is survived by Janette, son Darren and four grandchildren, Matthew, William, Jessica and Imogen.

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