Celebrating Shankly's legacy and The Spirit of Shankly Cup 

On 14 December it will be 60 years since Bill Shankly arrived at Liverpool.
Shankly's plans from the beginning were to transform the Reds, elevating them from a second-tier side, at the time, to one of the biggest names in European football. He lay the foundations for our success as we became one of the most famous, successful teams in domestic and continental football. His legacy of togetherness, working as one, is the reason Liverpool FC are where they are today. Without Shankly we would not have reached the heights we have all enjoyed over the years.
To commemorate this anniversary and to coincide with the launch of the Spirit of Shankly Cup – the inaugural youth tournament will be played in the great man's birthplace of East Ayrshire in 2020 – SOS commissioned a short film.
Featuring former players Chris Lawler and Ian Callaghan, Shankly's granddaughter Karen Gill, the Voice of Anfield George Sephton, archive footage and photographs, plus the views of current fans, the film profiles the work of one of the most famous managers in world football and highlights his vision, his values, his compassion and of course his legacy.
But most of all it celebrates love and respect. The love he had for the fans and their community, and their love for him. It's a bond that remains as strong today.
We hope this film is seen as a lasting tribute to Shankly and his impact on Liverpool FC, us the fans, the city of Liverpool and the game itself.
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