Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson.


Former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson has died at the age of 61, the Premier League club said today.

Ireland international Robinson, who won the league, League Cup and European Cup with Liverpool in the 1983-84 season, also played for Brighton & Hove Albion and Queens Park Rangers before finishing his career with Spain's Osasuna.

Robinson stayed in Spain after his playing career and became a respected television commentator, pundit and presenter.

"Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61," the club said in a statement.

"With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael's death. It leaves us with a great emptiness but also countless memories full of the same love you have shown him," his family wrote on his Twitter account.


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Matthew O'Connor / Hace about 1 year

I met Michael a number of times when I was sports editor of the Bulletin. First thing he did was give me his mobile phone number and said if I need any advice or information to call him at any time. He was always humble and engaging and always willing to help me, who at that time was a youngster learning his way in sports journalism. Many people in the UK will not realise the importance Michael had in Spain for football commentary and analysis. I remember his television show "El dia despues" with fond memories as will many Spanish football fans. He is one of few people who transcended countries to become a household name on television in Spain. RIP Michael Robinson.