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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


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