Liverpool - Top 30 players - Number 14

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Ian St John was one of Liverpool's most important stars of the 1960s.

Ian St John - or the Saint - was signed in 1961 by Bill Shankly for £37,500 from Motherwell and would end up forming the strike partnership with Roger Hunt that would help the side to success during the mid-60's.

He first spearheaded the attack with Hunt in the 61/62 season which earned Shankly's side back to the top flight - scoring 18 league goals in his first season and only missing the two games.

His goals would help the side finish in a solid eighth position on their return to the top flight, while in the title winning season that followed in 1964, St John would find the net on 21 occasions. The Reds would end up repeating the feat two years later in 1966 - but arguably the highlight of his Liverpool career was in 1965 when his header secured the Reds first FA Cup triumph against Leeds United at Wembley.

As he aged, he started to play in a deeper role and as a result became less prolific in front of goal, but wasn't going to be a survivor of the side when Shankly tried to rebuild - with The Saint eventually leaving in 1971. At the end of his time with the Reds he scored 118 goals from 425 games. 

At international level, he would represent Scotland on 21 occasions, scorning nine goals. Nowadays you will still see him at Liverpool games, and also commenting on the club in the local media. 

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