Remembering Former Players
Wednesday 20 June 2018

A club of Liverpool’s stature has had many great players over the years, many of whom are  remembered and lauded today. But there are also many who are forgottten.   Kieran Smith, a lifelong Red, devotes his time to researching the history of the club and its players, incuding their final resting place. A few years ago, he found the weather-beaten grave of Alex Raisbeck i... Read more

Talks Begin to Review Safe Standing
Tuesday 05 June 2018

Spirit of Shankly welcome the government announcement today, 5 June, that they plan to review the law concerning safe standing at top-flight football matches.    SOS acknowledge that Liverpool FC and their support hold a unique position. We as Liverpool fans, more than many, know and understand the emotion and sensitivities surrounding this issue. We expect it ... Read more

Cancelled Flight Follow-up
Thursday 31 May 2018

The result may not have gone our way, but for the majority of Liverpool supporters who made it to Kyiv for the Champions League final, it was the culmination of an exciting season following the Reds. But, there are also many fans who never made it after their flights were cancelled. Liverpool FC announced last week they would refund the cost of match tickets to those affected by Worldchoice ... Read more

Important information ahead of the final in Kyiv
Tuesday 22 May 2018

Spirit of Shankly met with Merseyside Police yesterkday, 21 May, to discuss arrangements for the Champions League final in Kyiv on Saturday. Here is a summary of the meeting. Ukrainian authorities will have 8,000 police officers on duty. They are experienced in holding big matches, many have specific training and language skills, having co-hosted the Euro 2012 cham... Read more

If this means more, show it
Wednesday 16 May 2018

On Tuesday 15 May, Spirit Of Shankly met with LFC to discuss supporter concerns ahead of the Champions League final in Kyiv. We posted a factual report of what took place here. Today, just over 24 hours later, the reaction is clear – genuine disappointment and anger at the club. Supporters are still left wondering whether they can actually get to Kyiv and, if not, what they can do with... Read more

Meeting with LFC about Kyiv
Tuesday 15 May 2018

Earlier today, 15 May, Spirit of Shankly representatives sat down with LFC officials to raise many of the issues facing supporters ahead of the Champions League final in Kyiv. Supporters have many frustrations with reference to the final, and SOS’s intention is to gather as much information as we can, find solutions to problems and ensure lessons are learned for the future.  &... Read more

Request for LFC to engage regarding Kyiv
Saturday 12 May 2018

As part of the new supporter liaison set-up, LFC have, over the course of the season, held several matchday meetings covering various topics. All in the name of supporter engagement. A meeting has been set for Sunday morning, 13 May, to discuss the proposed season-ticket amnesty. Spirit of Shankly appreciate this is an important subject, but at the moment supporters' thoughts are very mu... Read more

Letter to Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko
Saturday 12 May 2018

Following the Mayor of Kyiv's email welcoming Liverpool fans to Kyiv, here is Spirit of Shankly's response, sent by Karen Gill. Dear Mr. Klitschko Thank you for your email welcoming Liverpool FC supporters to your city.  In recent days we have heard of many generous citizens of Kyiv willing to open their homes to travelling fans who have been exploited by a small... Read more

2018 Final in Kiev
Friday 11 May 2018

European Cup finals are special. Everyone knows just where they were and how they felt. We remember them by the name of the city where they were played and a standout that happened. Istanbul and the comeback. Paris and Barney's chip. Rome and Bruce’s spaghetti legs. Kiev and exploitation. Not quite the same, is it? It is hard to imagine that the game on 26 May won’t be th... Read more

Statement on recent media reports for Roma
Friday 27 April 2018

Football fans travelling to watch their team should do so with an expectation they will be treated fairly and provided a safe environment. There are just days before Liverpool travel to Rome for the Champions League semi-final second leg, on 2 May, and yet supporters are still awaiting information on what plans have been put in place for their safety. This is unacceptable. LFC are actively t... Read more

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