The late former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was remembered by the club on the occasion of what would have been his 106th birthday.
Liverpool’s official Twitter channel @LFC acknowledged the birth of one of the club’s longest-serving managers of all time, who was born on September 2nd, 1913.
On this day 106 years ago, a legend was born.
Bill Shankly, he made the people happy pic.twitter.com/9OgH4GWsrR
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 2, 2019
Shankly became the Reds’ manager in 1959 when the club were in the old Second Division and went on to win a succession of major trophies in a 15-year reign at Anfield, including three league titles, two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup.
He also took Liverpool to the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1965 and the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup the following year.
Shankly, who died in 1981, is commemorated at Anfield by a statue outside The Kop and the cast-iron Shankly Gates at the front of the Anfield Road stand.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter paid tribute to the club’s former manager on his birthday:
RIP LEGEND. always in our hearts
Shankly they have taken you away
But you left a great eleven
Before you went to heaven
— Mo Sinan (@Mo_sinan_) September 2, 2019
— Peter Williams (@p_williams_0151) September 2, 2019
Icons never die
— Rhys (@Mini_Smith15) September 2, 2019
Iconic, Legend, Hero , Historic
— Zoran (@d7Omaldo) September 2, 2019
One of a kind.
Rest in peace Bill and thank you for all you did to make Liverpool FC the institution it is today.
You built it up and up and up and up.
— Ace Masters (@AcePhoton) September 2, 2019
The reason why we never walk alone
— tHe environMANtalist (@tickin_clocks) September 2, 2019
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