Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher has paid tribute to Peter Robinson after his passing.
Liverpool’s former chief executive and secretary Robinson passed away at the age of 86 on Thursday.
Robinson worked at Anfield from 1965 to 2000, and oversaw a stretch which saw the team win a total of 29 trophies.
Over the 35-year period, Robinson became integral to the success under Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Sir Kenny Dalglish.
Robinson was also at the helm for the tenures of Graeme Souness and Roy Evans, and stepped away on glowing terms at the turn of the century.
In a statement released today, Liverpool said that the “thoughts of everyone” are “with his family and friends at this difficult time”.
Jamie Carragher led the tributes after the tragic passing, tweeting: “One of the most important figures in @LFC success over many years. RIP PBR.”
The full Liverpool statement read: “Robinson was a pivotal behind-the-scenes figure at Anfield throughout a 35-year spell, which began shortly before the Reds’ first FA Cup triumph in 1965, when he joined as club secretary following jobs at Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Brighton & Hove Albion.
“In close and constructive partnership with chairman John Smith, he oversaw a modernisation of the club’s administrative operations with the objective of freeing managers to focus on their top priority: winning on the pitch.
“He and Smith were closely involved in player recruitment during an era when the Reds repeatedly achieved masterstrokes in the transfer market.
“And the pair drove forward improvements at Anfield, including a new Main Stand and floodlighting – under which so many special nights would unfold – in the early 1970s.
“It was a set-up that helped to deliver overwhelming success as Liverpool became a dominant force – and trophy-gathering machine – first at home and then on the continent.”