Ray Kennedy: Former Liverpool and Arsenal midfielder dies aged 70

Ray Kennedy playing for Liverpool
Ray Kennedy won 11 major trophies with Liverpool

Former Liverpool and Arsenal midfielder Ray Kennedy has died at the age of 70.

Kennedy, who scored three times in 17 appearances for England, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984.

He scored 71 goals in 212 games for Arsenal, winning the First Division and FA Cup double in 1971, before joining Liverpool in 1974.

During an eight-year spell at Anfield, where he scored 72 goals in 393 appearances, Kennedy won five league titles and three European Cups.

In a club statement, Liverpool said Kennedy – who won a total haul of 11 major trophies with the Reds – was “legendary”.

After leaving Liverpool in 1982, spells at Swansea City and Hartlepool United followed before he spent a brief time as player-manager of Cypriot club Pezoporikos.

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