TRIBUTES have been paid to former Liverpool FC chairman and owner, David Moores, after his death was announced last week.
Mr Moores, who lived in Halsall, served as chairman for 16 years from 1991 and became honorary life president of the club after selling his majority stake in 2007.
He died at the age of 76 on Friday, July 22, just weeks after his wife of 39 years, Marge, passed away.
A spokesperson for Liverpool FC said: “The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool FC are with David’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
Sir Kenny Dalglish described him as “a loyal Liverpool fan whose dream came true when he was appointed chairman”, and Jamie Carragher said “he will be sorely missed.”
The Moores family held a majority stake in Liverpool FC for more than half a century and David took over at the club he loved in September 1991.
Mr Moores saw the Reds win ten major honours throughout his 16-year tenure, including the Champions League in 2005.
He controversially sold the club in 2007 to American investors Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
In a letter to The Times in May 2010, Mr Moores admitted that he “hugely regretted” selling Liverpool FC to the American duo.