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In January 2008 over 350 Liverpool supporters crammed into The Sandon pub, in Anfield, to discuss not only the custodianship of the then current owners, but also a raft of wider issues affecting supporters. These issues have been discussed by fans for decades, they are issues where there is an almost unanimous desire for change, which is consistently met by indifference by the Club. it was an historic and emotional night which resulted in the formation of the Spirit Of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters' Union.

Following that initial meeting and two mass meetings at the Olympia in Liverpool, a volunteer committee was established, the Union was set up as an Industrial and Provident Society and a set of aims for the short, medium and long term were established. The inaugural AGM took place in February 2009 and Liverpool supporters the world over were invited to join the Union. A Management Committee was formally elected to take over the sterling work completed by the volunteer Committee during the first year.

Why should Liverpool supporters join the Union? If we stand together and speak with one voice, regardless of language, accent, or place of birth we can make a genuine difference to our football club, the city of Liverpool and the wider footballing world.

Join the Spirit of Shankly

Join the Spirit of Shankly

Become a member of the Spirit of Shankly and benefit from reduced travel to away games, membership offers and representation at Club level.

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Our aims

  • Constant Aims
  • To represent the best interests of our members and by extension the best interests of the supporters of Liverpool Football Club on both the local and international level.
  • To hold whoever owns the football club to account.
  • Ultimate Aim
  • Supporter ownership of Liverpool Football Club.
  • Long Term Aim
  • To bring about supporter representation at board room level
  • Medium Term Aims
  • To work with any relevant agencies to improve the area of Anfield.
  • To build links with grassroots supporter groups.
  • Short Term Aims
  • To create long lasting relationships with all aspects of Liverpool FC's supporting community.
  • To improve the quality of service for Liverpool FC's supporters.
  • To improve the standard and value of travel arrangements for Liverpool FC's supporters.