Bill Shankly 30 Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

Bill Shankly was an ardent and passionate Scottish football manager and player. He is recognized as the most celebrated football manager since he was able to brilliantly manage his team. However, he died on September 29, 1981, as a result of a heart attack.

He was also a former Liverpool manager and a favorite football player. He is also the player responsible for Liverpool’s promotion to the Premier League. He was the same player that helped them win three league titles and the UEFA Cup.

However, Bill Shankly’s fame is due to more than just his pleasant remarks and ability to capture attention with a single sentence. I’ve compiled a list of 31 notable remarks by this outstanding manager.

  1. “This city has two great teams – Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.” — Bill Shankly

  2. “When I’ve got nothing better to do, I look down the league table to see how Everton are getting along” — Bill Shankly

  3. “Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.” — Bill Shankly


  5. “If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I’d draw the curtains.” — Bill Shankly

  6. “If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.” — Bill Shankly

  7. “Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.” — Bill Shankly

  8. “A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.” –Bill Shankly

  9. “What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball.”– Bill Shankly

  10. “The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.” –Bill Shankly

  11. “We murdered them 0-0.”– Bill Shankly

  12. “I’m a people’s man – only the people matter.” –Bill Shankly

  13. “Of course, I didn’t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves.”  –Bill Shankly

  14. “If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be.” –Bill Shankly

  15. “My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. Had Napoleon had that idea, he would have conquered the bloody world. I wanted Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up, and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.” –Bill Shankly

  16. “A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.” –Bill Shankly

  17. “At a football club, there’s a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the cheques” –Bill Shankly

  18. “Sickness would not have kept me away from this one. If I’d been dead, I would have had them bring the casket to the ground, prop it up in the stands and cut a hole in the lid.” –Bill Shankly

  19. “Although I’m a Scot, I’d be proud to be called a Scouser.” –Bill Shankly

  20. “Pressure is working down the pit. Pressure is having no work at all. Pressure is trying to escape relegation on 50 shillings a week. Pressure is not the European Cup or the Championship or the Cup Final. That’s the reward.” –Bill Shankly

  21. “No football club is ever successful without hard work. If everyone thinks along these lines and does the small jobs to the best of their ability, then the world will be better.” –Bill Shankly

  22. “This is to remind our lads who they’re playing for, and to remind the opposition who they’re playing against.” –Bill Shankly

  23. “A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are. In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside, Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.” –Bill Shankly

  24. “It’s the greatest thing in the world, natural enthusiasm. You’re nothing without it.” –Bill Shankly

  25. “For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting the other side.” –Bill Shankly

  26. “I’ve drummed it into our players time and again that they are privileged to play for you.” –Bill Shankly

  27. “If you’re a member of The Kop, you feel as though you’re a member of a big society, where you’ve got thousands of friends all about you. They’re united and loyal”. –Bill Shankly

  28. “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.” –Bill Shankly

  29. “I know this is a sad occasion but I think that Dixie would be amazed to know that even in death, he could draw a bigger crowd than Everton can on a Saturday afternoon.” –Bill Shankly

  30. “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.” –Bill Shankly