The funeral of Liverpool great Gerry Byrne will take place next Wednesday.

The hero of the 1965 FA Cup final passed away in the early hours of last Saturday morning aged 77. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

His funeral will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at Our Lady & St Philomena, Sparrow Hall Road, Liverpool L9 6BU.

The church service will begin at 11.30am.

It will be followed by internment at Anfield Crematorium, 236 Priory Road, Liverpool L4 2SL.

Gerry's family are inviting Liverpool supporters and the general public who wish to pay their respects to be present at the funeral.

A one-club man having been spotted by Liverpool as a 15-year-old, Gerry played 333 times and scored four goals before his career was ended prematurely by injury.

He helped the Reds earn promotion to the top flight in 1962 and won the first division title in both 1964 and 1966.

But Gerry will forever be remembered for helping Liverpool win the FA Cup for the first time in 1965 despite playing almost two hours of the 2-1 final win over Leeds United with a broken collarbone.

Source: Liverpool Echo