I was kusoma about Bill Shankly because he's such a LFC legend, and found lots of amazing sayings kwa him about football and Liverpool. So yeahh, thought i'd share them with wewe lot :).
The legend :)
“We murdered them 0-0.”
“When I’ve got nothing better to do, I look down the league meza, jedwali to see how Everton are getting along.”
“Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.”
“A lot of football success is in the mind. wewe must believe that wewe are the best and then make sure that wewe are. In my time at Liverpool we always alisema we had the best two teams in Merseyside, Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.”
“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they don’t know the game.”
“If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I’d pull the curtains.”
“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure wewe it is much, much zaidi important than that.”
“Don’t worry Alan. At least you’ll be able to play close to a great team!” Bill Shankly to Alan Ball after he signed for Everton.
“It’s there to remind our lads who they’re playing for, and to remind the opposition who they’re playing against.” On the ‘This is Anfield’ plaque.
“The difference between Everton and the Queen Mary is that Everton carry zaidi passengers!”
On awaiting Everton’s arrival for a derby game at Anfield, Bill Shankly gave a box of toilet rolls to the doorman and said: “Give them these when they arrive – they’ll need them!”
“I’m just one of the people who stands on the kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do. It’s a kind of marriage of people who like each other.”
“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 leaving Liverpool.
“Take that bandage off. And what do wewe mean about YOUR knee? It’s Liverpool’s knee!” To Tommy Smith on his injured knee.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, yesterday at Wembley we might have Lost the Cup but wewe the Liverpool people have won everything. wewe have won the admiration of the policemen in London and wewe have won the admiration of the public in London.” Bill Shankly after losing the FA Cup in 1971 to Arsenal
To Tommy Lawrence after he let the ball go through his legs and into the goal:
Lawrence “Sorry boss I should have kept my legs closed”.
Shankly “Don’t worry Son its not your fault, it was your Mother who should have kept her legs closed”.
The statue at Anfield