THE LATE MARK FARREN has been remembered by Liverpool FC in their match programme for tonight’s Europa League clash against Ausburg.
Farren, a native of Greencastle, was a Liverpool fan and was part of the youth set-up in his teens at nearby Tranmere Rovers.
The former Derry City striker -who lined out once for Finn Harps in the 2000/01 season – was just 33 when he passed away earlier this month after a long battle with a brain tumor.
Anfield Extra said: “The matchday programme was sad to hear about former Derry City striker Mark Farren, who passed away at the beginning of February.
“Mark was the club’s all-time record scorer with 114 goals, and his friend Adrian McCauley writes: ‘ Farewell to Mark, who was a massive Liverpool fan. He was a natural born goalscorer – the Robbie Fowler of Ireland.
‘The Great Football Pitch in the Sky has just welcomed a true shining star – shine brightly, Mark. He fought so hard he can now finally sleep. Thoughts and prayers are with his wife, family and footballing friends.'”
Meanwhile, it has also been reported this evening that the Derry & Strabane District Council is to name the new stand at the Brandywell ‘The Mark Farren Stand’ in memory of the former Derry striker.Tags: