Alan Brazil paid an emotional tribute to former Liverpool and Tottenham goalkeeper Ray Clemence after he died on the age of 72.
The Soccer Affiliation confirmed the unhappy information on Sunday after Clemence battled superior prostate most cancers since 2005.
An £18,000 signing from Scunthorpe by Invoice Shankly, the previous England worldwide was a key member of the Liverpool staff that dominated Europe between 1977 and 1981, and in addition picked up two UEFA Cups, an FA Cup and the League Cup.
At Tottenham, whom he joined in 1981 aged 32 for a charge of £300,000, he received one other UEFA Cup and FA Cup.
Throughout his spell at White Hart Lane, Clemence shared a dressing room with talkSPORT’s very personal Alan Brazil, who joined the Boot Room to pay his respects to one of many best goalkeepers of his era.
“Clem was a kind of guys within the dressing room that everybody seemed as much as and listened to,” Brazil stated.
“Not simply due to England, not simply due to Liverpool, he was Ray Clemence! Everybody knew what a personality and what an ideal man he has been.
“However, I maintain going again to his professionalism, he was unimaginable. He took every part so severe on his day-to-day job, he actually did.
“He’s a winner; he wished to win extra with Spurs and he would discuss to you about it. However I received to know him very well and I’m simply gutted I by no means received to see him in the previous couple of weeks.
“I actually imply that, it has damage me that I didn’t take the time to get down there. However I didn’t need to intrude on Vee [his wife].
“I’m going to overlook him.”
Clemence received 61 England caps, which might undoubtedly have been many extra had he not been competing with Peter Shilton, who accrued 125, for the primary shirt.
Brazil shared a video on Twitter of his buddy belting out Liverpool’s iconic anthem ‘You’ll By no means Stroll Alone’ on the Bobby Robson golf event and implored everybody to observe it.
“He wasn’t wholesome at the moment,” Brazil continued. “This was in regards to the 12 months earlier than and simply take a look at him.
“It’ll let you know simply how a lot that music and Liverpool Soccer Membership meant to him.”