29 Sept 2011

BILL SHANKLY: "I think he realised he made a mistake by leaving Liverpool when he did..."

Legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly passed away 30 years ago today, and to mark the occasion, the official Liverpool site conducted an interview with Karen Gill, Shanks' granddaughter and chairperson of the club's Supporters' Committee.

You can read the full interview here, but one particular section caught my eye:

"If he knew how revered he still is and how strong the feeling is towards him and his legend, then I think that would go a long way to make up for any sadness he felt at leaving Liverpool too soon.

"I don't think he should have resigned when he did. In his last few years I don't think he was happy and I think he realised he had made a mistake by leaving Liverpool when he did.

"If he could see it and look down, I'm sure he would be extremely moved by the feeling towards him and his achievements".

I wonder how things would've gone for Liverpool if Shankly had stayed on at Liverpool for a few more years?

Would Shankly have have approved of Kenny Dalglish leading the club:

"Absolutely. A fellow Scot as well! He was always the best choice and I know he would have been 100 per cent behind him".

As a Scot myself, I'm very proud of the influence Scottish managers and players have had on the success of the club, and it's one of the reasons I feel such an affinity with Liverpool FC.

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. Shanks would turn in his grave if he read some of your negative articles!

  2. I agree, always has a negative headline on a positive interview same with the
    Enrique and Steve Clarke interviews!
    Start giving us some the positives coming out of the club!

  3. Isn't Kanwar an Indian name?