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FORMER REDS KEEPER PASSES AWAY


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FORMER REDS KEEPER PASSES AWAY

Mark Platt 25 July 2006

Liverpoolfc.tv are sad to report the death of former Reds goalkeeper Bert Slater.

Slater, who enjoyed three years at Anfield in the late fifties/early sixties, passed away at the weekend, aged 70, after collapsing during a round of golf.

 

A Scottish Cup winner, he joined Liverpool in May 1959 from Falkirk, in an exchange deal with Tommy Younger and went on to make a total of 111 appearances for the club.

 

Standing at just five foot eight inches, Slater was rather small for a goalkeeper but kept goal for the first 29 games of the Second Division Championship winning campaign in 1961/62.

 

After losing his place to Jim Furnell he moved back to Scotland to play for Dundee, whom he helped reach the European Cup semi-final in 1963.

 

He later spent time with Watford, where he first got involved in coaching and on his retirement from the game became involved in a firm that developed and constructed golf courses.

 

Bert is survived by his wife Jean, two daughters and a son.

 

On behalf of everyone at Liverpool Football Club, Liverpoolfc.tv would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family at this sad time.

 

Bert Slater ? 1936 to 2006 ? RIP. You'll Never Walk Alone

 

Official Site

 

:rip:

 

YNWA

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