Beste Liverpool FC vrienden,

34 jaar geleden overleed misschien wel de belangrijkste man uit de geschiedenis van The Reds, Sir Bill Shankly. Hij stond bekend om zijn opvallende uitspraken, waaruit altijd zijn grote liefde voor Liverpool in naar voren kwam.

Ter nagedachtenis van deze geweldige coach hierbij een aantal van zijn bekendste uitspreken.

Bill Shankly R.I.P.


The Dutch Branch

  • “For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side.”

  • “Although I’m a Scot, I’d be proud to be called a Scouser.”

  • When filling in the hotel registration form on one of Liverpool’s European trips, Shankly wrote “Football” for his occupation and “Anfield” for the address. The receptionist asked him to fill in where he lived, to which he replied: “Lady, in Liverpool there is only one address that matters and that is where I live.”

  • “Of course I didn’t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves.”

  • “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.”

  • To Tommy Smith, who tried to explain that he had injured his knee: “Take that bandage off. And what do you mean about your knee? It’s Liverpool’s knee!”

  • “If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.”

  • “The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”

  • “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.”

  • “At a football club, there’s a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the cheques.”

  • “Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory, and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say ‘We’re Liverpool’.”