The footballing world is today mourning the passing of Southport resident and former Liverpool FC chief executive and secretary Peter Robinson.
Peter, who was revered across the football world as one of the huge figures behind making Liverpool FC the club that it is today, has sadly passed away this morning in a Southport care home.
The Liverpool legend spent much of his later life in the seaside resort.
He was admitted to Southport hospital and passed away in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19th).
Friend and author John Keith led the tributes to Peter, saying: “I was very sad to learn of the passing of that wonderful football administrator Peter Robinson, a key figure in Liverpool FC’s rise to become the club they are today.
Liverpool FC said: “Robinson was a pivotal behind-the-scenes figure at Anfield throughout a 35-year spell, which began shortly before the Reds’ first FA Cup triumph in 1965, when he joined as club secretary following jobs at Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Brighton & Hove Albion.”
Tributes from around the footballing world have already been made, with fans from a number of different clubs and rivalries mourning the loss of Peter.