Bill Shankly’s reminder to Anfield: On his 25th death anniversary

As Reds fans wonder what maybe going wrong with their season, in 9th place in the Premiership after a disastrous early start, it might do a world of good for Rafa Benitez and his players to remember Bill Shankly’s legacy in Anfield, on his 25th death anniversary. At this moment they should have been in a dogfight with Chelsea for the lead in the standings.
This is not where the Reds were supposed to be.
“Shankly’s triumphs were built on hard work, an eye for a player and, above all, his remarkable strength of personality and man-management skills.”
Under Shankly, the Reds crossed into the realms of the super clubs winning FA titles in 1965 and 1974 and laying the foundation of the Bob Paisley years which saw Liverpool lock up 6 League titles and 3 European cup titles in nine years.
Sports is funny in the sense, as to what inspires teams and players to give off their best. Sometimes just reflecting on Bill Shankly’s contribution to Liverpool and their place in history is what might get Benitez and his boys to start playing the football that they are capable of playing. This season is far from over.

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