England World Cup winner Roger Hunt has died at the age of 83, it has been announced.

Hunt passed away peacefully at his home on Monday evening.

Hunt, who was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds.

Liverpool took to social media to inform fans of his passing.

The club said: “We are mourning the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt.

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

“Rest in peace, Sir Roger Hunt 1938 – 2021.”

Hunt is affectionately known as ‘Sir Roger’ by supporters of Liverpool given his goalscoring prowess.

He was also part of England’s starting 11 in the 1966 World Cup final in which England beat West Germany at Wembley, the countries only major tournament success.

He scored three goals in six appearances during the tournament and scored 18 goals overall for his country.

Football world pays tribute to Roger Hunt following his passing

One fans tweeted: “I support liverpool indirectly due to Roger Hunt. My father Roger supported Liverpool in the 60s due to having the same name as his favourite player. Hunt also played for Devizes Town, which is fairly local to us. RIP Roger”

Another added: “Such a shame…Thoughts with his friends and family! The word legend is banded about much too often, but this man was a true true legend of Liverpool Football Club, rest in peace Roger.”

“One of the Liverpool's greatest ever players, a World Cup winner and an absolute gentleman to go with it. Rest in Peace, Sir Roger,” added a third.

Former Liverpool player John Aldridge said: “I’m absolutely gutted to hear of the passing away of one,if not THE BEST Lfc strikers SIR ROGER HUNT.What a striker and a true Gentlemen,I had the great pleasure of being with him on many occasions. RIP My Nu 1 Legend and Hero.”

Former Reds defender Jamie Carragher added: “RIP Sir Roger Hunt one of the greatest goal scorers our club has ever seen. Sir Roger along with the other Legends from the 60’s made @LFC the club it is today.”