On 16 December 2009 Bil Shankly was honoured as 50 years had passed since he signed his contract to become manager of Liverpool Football Club. Anfield was the stage for an emotional parade of legends along with nine members of Shankly’s family before Liverpool played Wigan Athletic in the Premier League. The sounds of ‘Amazing Grace’ – Shankly’s favourite hymn reverberated at half-time. A "SHANKS THE LEGEND" mosaic was unveiled on the Kop prior to kick off.
"I've never seen any of the Beatles standing on the Kop and any tickets I have spare will be going to my mates on the Kop."
Bill Shankly response to Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein's request of getting tickets for the 1965 Cup Final