Former Ireland and Liverpool striker Michael Robinson reveals cancer diagnosis
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Former Ireland and Liverpool striker Michael Robinson reveals cancer diagnosis

MICHAEL ROBINSON, the former Ireland and Liverpool striker, has revealed he has been diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer.

The 60-year-old, who works as a sports broadcaster in Spain, has advanced melanoma skin cancer.

He revealed the news on a Spanish radio show, later posting on Twitter his gratitude for the outpouring of support.

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Robinson told La Ventana host Carles Francino: "I’d rather not have to fight this battle, but unfortunately I’m in this fight and I’m sure I’m going to win it.”

A regular for Ireland under Eoin Hand, the Leicester-born striker made 24 international appearances, scoring against France and Holland in qualifiers for the 1982 World Cup.

In his single full season at Liverpool in 1983-84, he helped the Reds win a treble of League, League Cup and European Cup.

Media career

The former Preston, Manchester City, Brighton and QPR player finished his career with Osasuna in Spain and continued to work in the country as a commentator after he retired.

He has since become one of the most respected sports broadcasters in the country, having hosted the popular football TV shows El Dia Después and Informe Robinson, the latter of which is still going strong after more than 10 years

Players and teams have offered their support to Robinson, including former club and country teammate Mark Lawrenson, who recently got the all clear after a cancer scare.

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