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Daily bids front page farewell to goalkeeping legend

A regional daily has paid tribute to a footballing legend from its patch on its front page.

The Liverpool Echo has honoured Ray Clemence, who made 665 appearances for Liverpool FC as a goalkeeper between 1967 and 1981.

Mr Clemence, who died on Sunday aged 72, also played 240 times for Tottenham Hotspur and won 61 caps for the England national team.

More recently he had worked in coaching roles with England before retiring in 2013.

Echo Clemence

The Echo splashed on his death yesterday, pictured above, and ran five pages of tributes inside the newspaper.

Further coverage is planned today

Echo editor Maria Breslin told HTFP: “The Echo is deeply saddened about the death of Ray Clemence, Liverpool’s finest goalkeeper and one of the greatest players of his generation.

“We will be honouring his contribution to the game – both on Merseyside and beyond – with an eight-page picture tribute tomorrow.”