Without his many goals Liverpool may never have escaped the depression of life in Division Two, regained their mantle as the country's top team, and stood shoulder to shoulder with the cream of the continent.
Until Ian Rush came along, Hunt was the club's all-time record goalscorer and, to this day, no player has netted more for the Reds in the league.
During a success-filled decade at Anfield, the name Hunt became synonymous with the word goal.
Fast and strong, he would run himself into the ground for the Liverpool cause and was a handful for even the most accomplished of defenders.
Whether it was a simple tap-in or spectacular strike, such deadly finishing instincts made him a priceless commodity in Bill Shankly's first great Liverpool team.
As his adoring fans sang, ‘Sir Roger Hunt’ really was 'wonderful'.
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