Liverpool

Tributes paid to widow of Bob Paisley

Tributes have been paid to Jessie Paisley, the widow of former Liverpool manager Bob Paisley.

She died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 96 after being diagnosed with a heart infection.

A Liverpool FC spokesman said the club was "deeply saddened" to learn of Mrs Paisley's death.

Her son Graham Paisley said she was the "driving force" behind his father's success and "was so fully supportive of what my dad did".

Bob Paisley was Liverpool's most successful manager, winning six league titles, three European Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup and one European Super Cup between 1974 and 1983.

Three years after his death in 1996, Mrs Paisley unveiled the Paisley Gates at Anfield, a permanent tribute to her husband's achievements.

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