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Former Liverpool teenage sensation Harrison passes away

Former Liverpool forward Wayne Harrison has died at the age of 46 following pancreatic problems, the club has said. Harrison was described by the Reds as the world's most expensive teenager when the striker signed from Oldham Athletic for £250,000 in 1985, aged 17.

A series of injuries and accidents led to his early retirement in 1991.

A club spokesman said Harrison, from Stockport, died in hospital on Christmas Day.

A Liverpool spokesman said the club would pay tribute to Harrison at a home game, the date of which was yet to be confirmed.

He said that the "thoughts of everyone at Liverpool go out to his family and friends at this sad time".

A spokesman for Oldham Athletic said the club was "deeply saddened" to learn of Harrison's death on Wednesday.

"We would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies on behalf of players, officials and supporters of Oldham Athletic to Wayne's family and friends at this sad time," he said.

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