Shankly


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Shankly

Bill. 1913--81, Scottish footballer and manager of Liverpool FC (1959--74)
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The high-tempo, pass-and-move style of both managers harks back to the Shankly era at Liverpool, where the Scot implemented a fluid footballing philosophy and demanded a tireless work rate from his squad.
Klopp is looking to pick up his first silverware as Liverpool boss in this week's Europa League Final - the sole European trophy Shankly won with the Reds.
Shankly's aura is everywhere at Anfield - along with his statue and his gates - and it is fitting that the eyes of the world should be on his spiritual home when Manchester United visit today.
DECEMBER 19 1959 - Shankly tastes defeat in his first game in charge at Anfield as Liverpool are beaten 4-0 by Cardiff.
"Bill Shankly was not just a great football manager, Bill Shankly was one of the greatest men who ever lived."
Three of Shankly's granddaughters and four of his great-grandsons were in the audience to see the Liverpool hero awarded the accolade 28 years after his death.
Signature's ongoing developments in Liverpool include the Dixie Dean Hotel, opposite the Shankly in Victoria Street, while it has also announced plans to turn the Cavern Walks complex into a hotel.
Shankly had a four-year stint at Town, initially as assistant to Andy Beattie, with whom he had played at Preston North End.
But the moment the great Shankly came calling there was only one destination for the impressionable teenager from Dennyloanhead.
That's Liverpool's knee." Shankly leaves Tommy Smith left in no uncertain terms as to who he belonged.
Many would not even have been born when a second thumping heart attack snatched Shankly from the world in 1981.