Successfully with Arsenal and Liverpool Grief around Ray Kennedy

He’s just too slow, said legendary Stanley Matthews and did not allow the professional career to the 16-year-old Ray Kennedy. He is big, courageous and strong, the little less legendary Bill Sharply returned years later and continued his last commitment as a Liverpool coach to successor Bob Paisley.

At this time, striker Kennedy had already celebrated the double with Arsenal in 1971, a then highly rare performance. And yet Paisley shoulder him at the Merseyside to the left midfielder — in this role, the ray did not suddenly play with teammate Alan Kennedy suddenly also play for the Three Lions (17 missions, three goals).

Ray of Hope - The Ray Kennedy Story

When Kennedy had been successful in the Gunners, he became more than that in the jersey of the Reds Shear. In addition to sizes such as Kevin Keegan, Kenny Tallish or Game Souses, he celebrated five more championships in Liverpool and won the European Champion Three times the European Cup. A Parkinson’s disease at a young age then accelerated the career end — and finally the death known on Tuesday at the age of 70 years.

Our thoughts in this difficult time are at Ray’s family and his friends, said the LFC. We will miss one of the giants of ’71 painful, Arsenal wrote.