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Liverpool - Top 30 players - Number 15

Signed before Shankly's arrival, Roger Hunt flourished under him.

Roger Hunt formed a formidable strike partnership with Ian St John in the 1960s, as they spearheaded the attack for Bill Shankly's Reds.

Hunt joined Liverpool in 1958 from Stockton Heath - prior to Shankly's arrival in 1959 when Liverpool were nothing more than also rans in the second tier of English football, and only made his debut in September of 59, and managed to find the net on his debut in a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United.

But it was under Shankly where he really showed his best form, as he was top scorer each season between 1962 and 1969, which saw the Reds promoted to the top flight, and the first wave of success during the Shankly era.

He scored a total of 285 goals from 492 appearances for the club during an era which saw him part of the side that twice won the League Championship, won the club's first FA Cup in 1965, and reached the Cup Winners' Cup final in 1966. He also had his say in the famous European Cup semi-final in 1965 as he scored in the first leg against Inter Milan - which Liverpool would end up losing in controversial circumstances in the second leg in Italy.

At international level, he scored three goals during England's successful World Cup campaign in 1966, while playing a total of 34 games for his country, scoring 18 goals. 

He would end up leaving Liverpool in 1969 as Shankly sought to rebuild a side in order to challenge for honours again. 

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