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Liverpool FC Community Remembers Former Owner David Moores

The former Liverpool owner and chairman passed away on Friday. Former players and others have sent in tributes of the popular figure.

David Moores and Gerard Houllier

The Liverpool FC community lost one of their quiet giants on Friday when it was announced that former owner and chairman David Moores passed away at the age of 76. His wife, Marge, passed away just weeks prior.

David Moores grew up in Liverpool as a fan of the Reds despite his uncle being chairman of crosstown rivals, Everton. Moores bought a 51% stake in Liverpool FC in 1991, and he owned and ran the club until the ill-fated sale to Tom Hicks and George Gillett in 2007 after realizing he didn’t have the funds himself to keep Liverpool competitive. Under his ownership, Liverpool appointed the likes of Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez. The club won 10 trophies under his direction, including the 2005 Champions League.

Moores was know as a consummate custodian of the club, avoiding the spotlight himself while fiercely backing the managers appointed during his tenure. He was also a favorite of many of the players themselves.

Jamie Carragher tweeted “RIP Mr Chairman. When I think of the good times I had at @LFC David Moores was at the heart of it. He will be sorely missed. Thank you for what you did for me & the club.”

Robbie Fowler also chimed in, stating “Rip chairman.... genuinely one of the best, thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of one of @LFC biggest and greatest fans .. Ynwa chairman.”

King Kenny Dalglish and his wife Marina also sent along their condolences. “Marina & I are both very saddened by the passing of David Moores. He was a loyal Liverpool fan whose dream came true when he was appointed Chairman, & he did a tremendous amount to help the Club. Our condolences go to his family. He’ll be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP.”

Thanks for everything you did to make this club great, Mr. Chairman. You’ll Never Walk Alone.

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