Liverpool Football Club was saddened to learn of the passing of former player John Molyneux, aged 87.

A powerful and reliable right-back, pictured second from the left in the back row above, he joined the club from Chester in the summer of 1955 and made his debut in a 3-3 Second Division draw at Blackburn Rovers in September that year.

Warrington-born Molyneux was a Liverpool regular for the next six seasons, with the tough tackler maintaining his place in the side following the appointment of Bill Shankly in late 1959.

As the new manager set about building a team for promotion back to the top flight, an objective they achieved in 1961-62, John was limited to four appearances.

After a total of 249 games and three goals for the club, Molyneux departed Anfield to re-join Chester in 1962, where he played for two seasons before finishing his career with New Brighton.

The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with John’s family and friends at this sad time.

RIP John Molyneux 1931-2018