Tributes start to pour in for Gary Ablett

anfield 150x150 Tributes start to pour in for Gary AblettThe football world has started bestowing tributes on former Liverpool and Everton star Gary Ablett this morning, after the announcement of his death earlier from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Former Liverpool star striker, Ian Rush, who played with Ablett in the 1980′s said:

“Gary was a really versatile player, somebody who would play anywhere the manager asked him. The fact he played for both Liverpool and Everton says something about how good he was as a player. “

Roy Evans, the former Liverpool manager who was a coach at Anfield during Ablett’s time as a player, said:

“It’s a big shock. Obviously we know Gary’s been ill for a while. It’s a really sad day.  He was good at everything he did as a player. He went into coaching and stamped his personality onto that and was doing a very good job, certainly at youth level. I remember he had bit of a difficult first spell at Stockport, but overall he’s had a great career in football, he’s a big loss to the sport. He made a big contribution to the game.”

Ablett’s death was announced by the League Managers Association earlier today.

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