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Remembering Larry Lloyd: Football Icon’s Legacy

Former football stalwart Larry Lloyd, renowned for his contributions to Nottingham Forest and Liverpool, has passed away at the age of 75.

Lloyd was a pivotal figure in Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest squad that clinched the First Division title in 1977-78 and achieved consecutive European Cup triumphs. Additionally, he played a crucial role in Liverpool’s First Division victory in the 1972-73 season, alongside securing the UEFA Cup.

Nottingham Forest expressed their grief over the loss, stating, “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Larry Lloyd.” Recognized as one of the ‘Miracle Men,’ Lloyd made 218 appearances for the club and played an instrumental role in their European Cup successes.

Beginning his career at Bristol Rovers, Lloyd joined Liverpool in 1969 under the management of Bill Shankly, amassing 218 appearances for the club. Following a stint at Coventry City, he joined Nottingham Forest in 1976, where he enjoyed a fruitful five-season spell. Lloyd concluded his playing career as a player-manager at Wigan and later served as the manager of Notts County from 1983 to October the following year.

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