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Lloyd helped Reds to league & Uefa Cup double

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Larry Lloyd, who has died aged 75, was signed by Bill Shankly for Liverpool from Bristol Rovers in 1969.

He went on to help replace Ron Yeats in the heart of the Liverpool defence during a transitional period for the side.

He played every minute of the Reds’ 54 matches in the 1972-73 season, when they won the league and Uefa Cup.

Lloyd scored in the first leg of the Uefa Cup final to help Liverpool win 3-2 on aggregate against Borussia Monchengladbach.

He suffered an injury the following season and was replaced in the starting line-up by Phil Thompson, with new manager Bob Paisley sanctioning his sale to Coventry in 1974.

Lloyd made 214 appearances for Liverpool, including 150 league games, and scored five goals.

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