David Moores, a former owner and chairman of Liverpool, passed away at the age of 76.
Between 1991 and 2007, Moores served as Anfield’s chairman. After selling his controlling ownership to Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillet, he was named honorary life president.
The club said in a statement it was “deeply saddened” to learn of Moores’ death.
“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool FC are with David’s family and friends at this difficult time,” it added.
Moores oversaw Liverpool’s entry into the inaugural Premier League in 1992 and was at the helm as the club won 10 major trophies, including the Champions League in 2005 under manager Rafael Benitez.
The lifelong Reds fan attended his first game at Anfield for 10 years when he watched Liverpool win 5-2 against Everton in December 2019.
His uncle, Sir John Moores, was the founder of the Littlewoods retail empire and twice served as Everton chairman during the 1960s and 1970s.
Across his 16-year reign, Moores also appointed managers Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier.
With his wife Marina, Liverpool’s great Kenny Dalglish sent his condolences to the Moores family.
He was a devoted Liverpool supporter whose dream came true when he was named chairman, and he did a huge amount to aid the club, Dalglish stated on Twitter.
“All who knew him will miss him a lot. RIP.”