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Funeral of Liverpool legend and England 1966 World Cup winner Roger Hunt takes place on Merseyside after his death at the age of 83 with fans, ex-players and stars expected to attend at the city's cathedral

Liverpool's record league goalscorer and England's 1966 World Cup winner Roger Hunt will be laid to rest on Thursday when his funeral takes place on Merseyside.

Hunt, who is the second-highest scorer in Liverpool club history with a staggering 285 goals, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 83 last month.

The service is due to start at 11am at Liverpool Cathedral and will be led by Canon Neal Barnes and supported by Reverend Bill Bygroves – the Liverpool Football Club chaplain – with emotional tributes to be paid by former players.

In a touching gesture, his hearse will momentarily pause outside Anfield - Liverpool's famous home stadium - at around 10:20am during its journey to the cathedral.