Ronnie Moran (left), Kenny Dalglish (centre) and Roy Evans with the First Division Championship
The news was announced on Twitter by Moran's son Paul earlier this morning.
He tweeted: "I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness."
Moran made over 370 appearances for Liverpool between 1952 and 1966 and spent more than 30 years on the coaching staff at Anfield.
I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness
— paul moran (@paulmoran62) March 22, 2017
Ronnie with Liverpool legends Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan
Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Ronnie Moran pic.twitter.com/YsCbabUWkp
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 22, 2017
Former Liverpool player Ray Houghton told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Devastating news. He was such a key member of Liverpool for so many years. He would have done anything for the club. He loved everything about Liverpool Football Club. We knew him as 'Bugsy'.
"He loved being at the training every day. The two words I remember at Liverpool were attitude and commitment. I got that from Ronnie. He could be tough. I remember when we won the league, he went around with a box of medals asking who had played enough games to deserve one. That was his way, forget what you'd did in the past.
"I learned so much from him and he nurtured so many good players. A very humble man and a very honest one."
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