Homage has been paid to another local football legend, Arthur Frederick West, who passed away last month at the age of 73.

Arthur was a legend in the amateur football scene in Wirral from the late 1960’s to the late 80’s. He played for Cammell Lairds on a Saturday and The Queens on a Sunday.

Over that time he was probably the most successful player of his era, winning everything there was to win multiple times. He also represented Cheshire on numerous occasions.

Friend David Williams said: "Arthur was a quiet modest man and would never brag about his achievements, but did on one occasion admit to not knowing how many medals or cups he had but knew there wasn’t enough space at home to display them all.

"He was a dedicated family man and doted on his two girls and his grandchildren which were the apple of his eye and was extremely proud of all of them.

"Arthur was a one-off and because of COVID-19, dozens if not hundreds have been robbed of the chance to pay their respects on his final journey.

"I was lucky enough to know Arthur for about 50 years, not only as a footballer but also as a friend and work colleague at Vauxhall Motors, and I’m not ashamed to say he was my hero."