Graeme Souness leads tributes to former Liverpool forward Michael Robinson

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Michael Robinson likewise had spells with Preston, Manchester City, Brighton, QPR and Osasuna.

Graeme Souness paid a poignant homage to “close pal” Michael Robinson, the former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker who has actually passed away aged 61.

Robinson exposed in December 2018 that he had actually been identified with a deadly cancer malignancy and a tweet from his confirmed Twitter account on Tuesday early morning validated his death.

“With tremendous sadness we tell you about Michael’s passing,” the tweet stated. “It leaves us with a great vacuum, however likewise numerous memories, filled with the very same love that you have actually revealed for him.

Con tremenda tristeza os comunicamos el fallecimiento deMichael Nos deja un gran vacío, pero también innumerables recuerdos, llenos del mismo amor que le habéis demostrado. Os estaremos eternamente agradecidos por haber hecho a este hombre TAN FELIZ, nunca caminó solo. Gracias

— Michael Robinson (@michaelrobinson) April 28, 2020

“We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man SO HAPPY, he never walked alone. Thank you.”

After earlier stints with Preston, Manchester City and Brighton, Robinson moved to Merseyside and assisted Liverpool to magnificence in the European Cup, First Division and League Cup in 1983/84, his only season with the Reds.

In spite of carrying on to QPR and after that Osasuna, staying in Spain at the end of his playing profession and going on to create himself as a powerful broadcaster, he plainly left a huge impression at Liverpool and on Souness.

In a touching interview on the Football Show on Sky Sports, the Scot stated: “He was a close buddy of mine and I’m definitely ill for hisfamily It’s an unfortunate day for me.

We’re deeply saddened by the death of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61.

The ideas of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Michael’s family and buddies at this unfortunate time.

Rest in peace,Michael pic.twitter.com/o8Zu3hjICc

— Liverpool FC (at) (@LFC) April 28, 2020

” My relationship began with him when he first joined Liverpool, we utilized to go to the Stovepipe Hat on a Thursday night for supper, his other half and my other half too, then clearly we ended up being great buddies at Liverpool.

” He wasn’t a super star however he more than assisted us because year we handled to do the Treble, he played a big part because, and he was great round the location, he was very popular.

“I’ve got so many fond memories of being in his company. If you were going for a night out, Michael would be the first one you’d invite, a real charming man, bon viveur and he could tell great stories.”

Souness remembered one tale from Robinson, who scored 4 goals in 24 appearances for the Republic of Ireland, that showed how extremely he was concerned in Spain.

We are deeply saddened to discover of the death of Michael Robinson.

Everybody at Manchester City sends their love and ideas to Michael’s family and buddies at this exceptionally hard time. pic.twitter.com/juXEoTCQSM

— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 28, 2020

Souness added: “I can remember him telephoning me up when, he ‘d been out to lunch with Seve Ballesteros and he was strolling down the street in Madrid, half a lots asked him for a sign and just one asked Seve.

“He was rejoicing in that.”

A variety of Robinson’s former clubs took to Twitter to reveal their acknowledgements, with Liverpool writing: “We’re deeply saddened by the death of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61.

“The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Michael’s family and friends at this sad time.” Rest in peace, Michael.”

The Football Association of Ireland tweeted: “The FAI is saddened to learn of the death of former Ireland international Michael Robinson. Michael played 24 games at senior level, scoring four goals during the 1980s. May he rest in peace.”

We at FC Barcelona desire to reveal our inmost acknowledgements for the death of Michael Robinson, an individual who enjoyed football and who understood how to discuss it with understanding and resourcefulness. He was the winner of the 2018 Vázquez Montalbán International Journalism Award. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/IsMAooaxmm

— FC Barcelona (from) (@FCBarcelona) April 28, 2020

Another of his former clubs, Manchester City, tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Michael Robinson. ” Everybody at Manchester City sends their love and ideas to Michael’s family and buddies at this exceptionally hard time.”

The Royal Spanish Football Federation stated in a declaration: “The RFEF wishes to join the pain of the football world over the death of Michael Robinson. All of us who form this institution wish to express our condolences to their family and friends. Rest in peace.”

Spanish giants Barcelona stated: “We at FC Barcelona desire to reveal our inmost acknowledgements for the death of Michael Robinson, an individual who enjoyed football and who understood how to discuss it with understanding and resourcefulness.

“He was the winner of the 2018 Vazquez Montalban International Journalism Award. Rest In Peace.”

RIP Michael Robinson pic.twitter.com/NfO0bAzxZp

— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 28, 2020

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher wrote “RIP Michael Robinson” on Twitter, while former team- mates and Spanish duo Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia likewise took to the website to honour the ex-forward

Alonso wrote: “You’ll never walk alone Michael!! Rest in peace.”

Garcia wrote: “R.I.P Michael Robinson. The Liverpool legend that got in all the Spanish homes with his fantastic commentaries every Weekend !! #YNWA.”

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