Former Liverpool striker, Robinson, dies at 61

Former Liverpool striker, Robinson, dies at 61

Former Liverpool striker, Robinson, dies at 61

Former Irish worldwide striker Michael Robinson has passed away aged 61 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Aged 61, Michael had been suffering from terminal cancer for the past two years, but was still to be seen on Spanish television until fairly recently. Liverpool's 2005 Champions League victor Luis Garcia tweeted: "RIP Michael Robinson".

After spells with Preston North End and Manchester City Robinson featured in the 1983 FA Cup final for Brighton, before moving to Anfield. "A real handful. Probably underrated.' He asked me the last time I saw him, I said it was a while ago and he said 'Well, you'll see him tomorrow - we've just signed him".

"I'm really sad for Chris and his kids". He played a big part in that, and he was good round the place, he was very popular.

"He was a big pal of mine and I've so many fond memories of being in his company", said the former Liverpool captain. It was indeed the World Cup victor, who had just become manager of Second Division Preston North End, and they became Michael's first club, in 1975.

A number of Robinson's former clubs took to Twitter to express their condolences, with Liverpool writing: "We're deeply saddened by the passing of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61".

Born in Leicester, Robinson represented Ireland 24 times between 1980 and 1986, scoring four goals. "Rest in peace", the capital's police force said.

"Gutted to hear of the passing of Michael Robinson, AKA The Cat", mourns Mark Lawrenson. "Everyone at Manchester City sends their love and thoughts to Michael's family and friends at this extremely hard time".

Alonso wrote: "You'll never walk alone Michael!" The Liverpool legend that got in all the Spanish homes with his fantastic commentaries every Weekend!

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