Fitting tribute for ex-Anfield star

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Former Liverpool defender Avi Cohen was remembered yesterday by a fitting tribute made by his son Tamir - who scored a last minute winner for Bolton Wanderers in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Arsenal.

The Israeli international powered a last minute header past the helpless Wojciech Szczesny at the Reebok Stadium to all but end the Gunners title hopes.

Cohen capped an emotional celebration by revealing a t-shirt with a picture of his late father who passed away on 29 December 2010, aged just 54, following a freak motorcycle accident.

"I'm very happy to score this goal. It was a very emotional moment for me after this season," he said.


Having joined Liverpool in 1979, Avi Cohen made 24 appearances for the Reds, but will be best remembered for the title-clinching goal he scored against Aston Villa.

It was a goal that ensured the domestic crown returned to Anfield for yet another season, during a period in history largely dominated by the Merseysiders.

Speaking soon after news broke of Cohen's passing, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish reflected, "Avi was a lovely man who will be remembered fondly by everyone at Liverpool who knew him.

"He quickly integrated himself into the football club when he joined us and spent a lot of time learning English which really made him popular.

"He was well liked by all the lads and although he didn't spend a long time at the club, he certainly left his mark."

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