Bill Shankly when asked how he would like to be remembered:
"That I've been basically honest in a game in which it is sometimes difficult to be honest. Sometimes you‘ve got to tell a little white lie to get over a little troublesome period of time. I'd like to think that I have put more into the game than I have taken out. And that I haven‘t cheated anybody, that I've been working for people honestly all along the line, for the people of Liverpool who go to Anfield. I'd like to be recognised for trying to give them entertainment.
I'd played at Anfield and I knew the crowd were fantastic. I knew there was a public just waiting. So I fought the battles inside and outside. I was interested in only one thing, success for the club. And that meant success for the people. I wanted results for the club, for the love of the game, to make the people happy."
An amazing discovery of the audio of the long-lost This is Your Life episode on Thames TV was made by Shankly's grandson, Chris Shankly-Carline. Enjoy this audio clip on the Liverpool Echo website here.
It's safe to say that outside Shankly's family nobody knew Bill Shankly as well as Bob Paisley. Here are his recollections of the great man.
Chris Wood shares his opinion on the new Shankly book. Read all about it by clicking here.
"He strode in, thumped the desk, smashed a cup and came round criticizing each one of us close to our faces. When he got to me, I just laughed out loud because I thought he was a madman. He went totally ballistic. I just couldn't take on board this man getting so worked up about football. I'd love to say I got swept along with the Shankly era at Liverpool, but really I can't say I learned anything. It's quite sad, but I didn't."
PAUL FAIRCLOUGH - was a 16-year-old in Liverpool's C-team in during the mid 60's. After one defeat, Shankly was livid and stormed into their dressing room to tell the youngsters off.