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#PLStories- Liverpool issues statement after former chief executive Peter Robinson passes away #BHAFC #LFC

Peter Robinson worked with Liverpool from 1965 to 2000 and oversaw the team win 29 trophies.

Prior to his time at Anfield, he had previously worked at Brighton and Hove Albion, Stockport County and Scunthorpe United.

The 86-year-old, who worked with managers including Bill Shankly and Kenny Dalglish, died on Wednesday, January 19.

A statement from Liverpool on their website said: “Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of former club secretary and chief executive Peter Robinson.

“Robinson was a pivotal behind-the-scenes figure at Anfield throughout a 35-year spell, which began shortly before the Reds’ first FA Cup triumph in 1965, when he joined as club secretary following jobs at Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Brighton and Hove Albion.

“In close and constructive partnership with chairman John Smith, he oversaw a modernisation of the club’s administrative operations with the objective of freeing managers to focus on their top priority: winning on the pitch.

“He and Smith were closely involved in player recruitment during an era when the Reds repeatedly achieved masterstrokes in the transfer market.

“And the pair drove forward improvements at Anfield, including a new Main Stand and floodlighting – under which so many special nights would unfold – in the early 1970s.

“It was a set-up that helped to deliver overwhelming success as Liverpool became a dominant force – and trophy-gathering machine – first at home and then on the continent.”

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Peter Robinson worked with Liverpool from 1965 to 2000 and oversaw the team win 29 trophies. Prior to his time at Anfield, he had previously worked at Brighton and Hove Albion, Stockport County and Scunthorpe United. The 86-year-old, who worked with managers including Bill Shankly and Kenny Dalglish, died on Wednesday, January 19.

Liverpool statement said: “Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of former club secretary and chief executive Peter Robinson. Robinson was a pivotal behind-the-scenes figure at Anfield throughout a 35-year spell, which began shortly before the Reds’ first FA Cup triumph in 1965, when he joined as club secretary following jobs at Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Brighton and Hove Albion. In close and constructive partnership with chairman John Smith, he oversaw a modernisation of the club’s administrative operations with the objective of freeing managers to focus on their top priority: winning on the pitch. He and Smith were closely involved in player recruitment during an era when the Reds repeatedly achieved masterstrokes in the transfer market. And the pair drove forward improvements at Anfield, including a new Main Stand and floodlighting – under which so many special nights would unfold – in the early 1970s. It was a set-up that helped to deliver overwhelming success as Liverpool became a dominant force – and trophy-gathering machine – first at home and then on the continent.”

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