BILL SHANKLY – 2 Sep 1913 to 29 Sep 1981
Gone But Never Forgotten
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
"If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing."
"Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool."
"In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves."
"It was the most difficult thing in the world, when I went to tell the chairman. It was like walking to the electric chair. That's the way it felt." - on the leaving of Liverpool, 1974
A Short Biography
It's a sobering thought. That a man of such humble origins can become a personality of such overpowering influence in the minds of millions of others. Such power, in misguided hands, can lead to unpalatable scenarios, and the twentieth century has witnessed such tragedy far too often. We must be thankful that Bill Shankly possessed neither the political nous, nor the latent evil of a Hitler or a Stalin.