Ronnie Moran’s impact at Liverpool is typified by just how many recent or even current players have expressed their condolences and shared their huge appreciation for what he has done at the club.
Jordan Henderson paid a heartfelt tribute to a man he very clearly takes inspiration from every time he puts on the captain’s armband.
Moran’s service to the Reds stretched even further beyond the 49 years he was at the club as evidenced by the impact his presence in and around Melwood alone has had on the current generation of Liverpool stars.
His presence marked tradition living on and was a constant reminder of what a special club this truly is.
Henderson, his teammates, fans, coaches and practically everyone now affiliated with Liverpool can thank Moran for dedicating his life to making this such a successful and historic sporting family.
The reason being captain of Liverpool Football Club is such a huge honour is because legendary figures like Ronnie Moran held it before I did. I wasn’t lucky enough to work with Ronnie but I had the great fortune of being in his company on the occasions when he came to Melwood to walk around the training pitch and although we all regarded him as a true great, he was as humble and down to earth as anyone you could ever come across. I know I speak for all of the current players when I say that we are all deeply saddened by Ronnie’s passing and the greatest tribute we can pay to him is to give everything we’ve got for Liverpool Football Club just as he did each and every single day during the 49 years he spent here. YNWA