Michael Robinson: Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker dies aged 61

Michael Robinson: Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker dies aged 61

With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael's death. "Subsequently, I have also had a part to do with him", says Jan more details in an interview in the nature of Live Sports, as you can see a clip from at the top of the article .

"You'll never walk alone Michael".

After hanging up his boots in 1989, Robinson would go on to enjoy a successful career as a television presenter and commentator and gained widespread praise for his work in Spain, where he had settled with his family.

"He was a close pal of mine and I'm absolutely sick for his family". It's a sad day in sad times. So many fond memories of being in his company. Charming man, bon viveur, told great stories.

Souness recalled one tale from Robinson, who scored four goals in 24 appearances for the Republic, that demonstrated how highly he was regarded in Spain.

"I have tried to ring him a couple of times in the last couple of weeks. He was rejoicing in that".

"Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61", the club said in a statement.

Leicester-born Robinson was a member of the Liverpool team that won the 1983/84 European Champion Clubs' Cup, coming on as an extra-time substitute in the final against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. "Rest in peace", former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso tweeted. "Rest in peace, friend".

Brighton tweeted: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former striker Michael Robinson at the age of 61". "Everyone at Manchester City sends their love and thoughts to Michael's family and friends at this extremely hard time".

"We woke up with the sad news of the death of one of our own", Nadal wrote on Twitter. If you were going for a night out, Michael would be the first you'd invite.

Souness revealed how well known and liked Michael Robinson became in Spain.

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