The former Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has died at the age of 77.

Lawrence was born in Dailly, Ayrshire on May 14, 1940 but moved to Warrington with his family as a child.

After leaving Culcheth Secondary School, Lawrence started as a goalkeeper for Stockton Heath Albion – now known as Warrington Town.

At 17 he was offered a professional contract with Liverpool in October 1957 by manager Phil Taylor and made his debut five years later against West Brom.

He played every game when Liverpool won the league in 1965 to 1966 reclaiming the trophy he helped secure.

Lawrence played the last of his 390 games for Liverpool in November 1971 before moving to Tranmere Rovers for three years, making 80 league appearances.

He then played for non-league Chorley, before taking up the role of a factory quality controller in Warrington until his retirement.

Tranmere said in a statement: "The Club is deeply saddened to learn that former Rovers goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has passed away at the age of 77.

"The Scotsman spent his entire professional career in Merseyside, spending 14 years with Liverpool FC and winning the First Division (top flight) title twice, the FA Cup once and two Charity Shields, before moving to Prenton Park where he spent three years between 1971 and 1974 and made 80 league appearances for Rovers.

"Lawrence was affectionately known as the ‘Flying Pig’ for his adventurous playing style in goal and was recognised at international level, winning three senior caps for Scotland.

"We send our deepest condolences to Tommy’s family and friends at this sad time."