Anfield legend Tommy Smith is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack at his Crosby home yesterday.
The tough tackling defender - nicknamed The Anfield Iron during his time with the Reds - was mowing the lawn when he collapsed with chest pains.
An ambulance was called by his wife Sue to transfer the 62 year old to Fazakerley Hospital. He is expected to remain there until the weekend.
Anfield spokesman Ian Cotton said today: "Everyone at Liverpool sends Tommy their very best wishes for a speedy recovery.
"He's a legend of the club and remains a very popular figure in the press box on match days. We look forward to seeing him again fit and well next season."
Former team-mate Ian Callaghan added: "I'm shocked to hear about this – he is so indestructible. But he is on the go all the time doing things.
"Only last week we were together for a lunch at the Crowne Plaza. Maybe this is just a little warning.
"Best wishes of all former players go to Smithy who we are sure will be up and about before long."