REBIRTH OF LIVERPOOL - Bill Shankly
Updated: Jun 21
In the magical words of legendary Bill Shankly “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death.I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is, much more important than that.”
Liverpool which has been a team of relentless endeavoring giants who aspire to spill out their blood and sweat when thrown on the promising Anfield stadium.
If we take a sneak-peak 70 years down the line, after the club experienced several turbulences, it ignited the fire in the bellies of the self-driven players.
In the gloomy decade of the 1950s, it was felt that Liverpool might have recovered in 1947 when they became Champions once again, but it proved to be a false dawn, and unfortunately 1954 Liverpool was relegated.
The surfeit endeavor of Shankly stands as a cornerstone for the erstwhile rebirth of Liverpool in the late 1960s.
The 7 feet tall stalwart who stepped in as a manager in December 1959 changed the fortune of Liverpool.
Over the next fifteen years, he transformed Liverpool into one of the top club sides in Europe.
The manager’s efforts made the sporting institution win the Second Division Championship by eight points and were promoted to the top flight where they have remained ever since.
The red and whites of the 60s-90s perpetually ruled the hearts of the evergreen football fans.
These young guns always seized the opportunity to showcase their exorbitant skills in Infront of the reverberating crowd.
This golden era of football captivated the viewers around the world to stick to the television screen.