Immortalised in the statue erected outside of Anfield, it comes as no exaggeration to say that Bill Shankly was perhaps one of the most important figures in Liverpool’s rich history. The legendary Scotsman transformed Liverpool from a club loitering around in the second division to the dominant force in English football during the 1960s and 70s.
Aside from his successes which included three First Division Championship titles, two FA Cups, four Charity Shields and one UEFA Cup , Shankly was also fondly remembered for his charismatic and fanatic personality which endeared him to football fans around the world.
Being a true Red, Shankly also had a genuine dislike for Liverpool’s fierce rivals, Everton, at one time famously remarking that he would close the curtains if Everton were playing in the bottom of his garden.
The Everton quote like many of his other quotes about football became very famous over the years even after his death. Shankly’s quote once again came to the fore in one of the episodes of the UK hit quiz show, ‘The Chase’ where a female contestant was given the task of identifying which Liverpool manager gave the remark about Everton.