Liverpool legend and former captain Tommy Smith has died aged 74
Jamie Carragher paid tribute to him on Sky's Friday Night Football.
Former Liverpool captain Tommy Smith has died aged 74. Smith played over 600 times for the football club.
Smith, who was famously known as 'The Anfield Iron' throughout his playing career due to his tough playing style, passed away on Friday.
He had openly struggled with dementia and other ailments during his later years.
Liverpool Football Club paid tribute to him on their official Twitter account.
His daughter, Janette Simpson, told the club website on Friday: "Dad died very peacefully in his sleep shortly after 4.30pm today at his nursing home.
"He had been growing increasingly frail and suffering from a variety of ailments over the last three months especially.
"We are obviously all devastated."
We’re deeply saddened by the passing of our former captain Tommy Smith, aged 74.
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Tommy’s family and many friends.
Rest in peace, the Anfield Iron. https://t.co/wxui5oK5UD
— Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) April 12, 2019
Jamie Carragher then paid tribute to him on Sky's Friday Night Football, describing him as "a legend".