Rest in peace, Alex South
Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of former defender Alex South, aged 93.
After beginning his professional career with hometown team Brighton & Hove Albion, the centre-half was signed by Reds boss Don Welsh in December 1954.
South’s debut for the club came the following month as Lincoln City were beaten 1-0 after extra-time in an FA Cup third-round replay at Anfield.
He featured seven times in total during the second half of that 1954-55 campaign and grabbed his only Liverpool goal, which was an 85th-minute equaliser in a 4-4 home draw against Luton Town.
South remained with the Reds until October 1956, when he departed to join Halifax Town, where he would stay for the rest of his career and make more than 300 appearances.
Alex, who was the club’s second-oldest living player having turned 93 earlier this month, sadly died on Wednesday night.
The thoughts of everyone at LFC are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
RIP Alex South, 1931-2024