LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Spion Kop before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former midfielder Brian Hall passes away

Former Liverpool midfielder Brian Hall has died aged 68.

Hall scored 21 goals in 224 appearances for the Reds between 1969 and 1976 before spells with Plymouth Argyle and Burnley.

The Glasgow-born midfielder played under Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, winning two league titles, two UEFA Cups and the FA Cup in a glittering seven-year spell at Anfield.

“Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Brian Hall at the age of 68,” a statement on the club’s official website read.

Hall returned to Liverpool in 1991 to take charge of the club’s public relations department before retiring in 2011 due to health reasons.

The statement continued: “The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club go out to his family and friends at this sad time.”

Hall’s former team-mate Ray Clemence and ex-Reds striker John Aldridge took to Twitter to express their condolences.

“So sad to hear of Brian Hall, good player, great man. Thoughts are with Mary and the family RIP #YNWA,” Clemence wrote.

“Very sad news for all Lfc fans,Brian Hall passed away today.What a gentleman a lovely man.Our thoughts are with his family.YNWA BRIAN,” Aldridge posted.