Famous Liverpool FC Quotes
My Idea is to keep the depressed Liverpool fans motivated. This quotes from Famous Liverpool Legend will ensure you how big we are, We are Liverpool Football Club, We proud of what we are
“My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. Had Napoleon had that idea he would have conquered the bloody world. I wanted Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.”
"Since I've come here to Liverpool and to Anfield I've drummed it into our players time and again that they're privileged to play for you! If they didn't believe me, they believe me now."
The Kop is exclusive, an institution, and if you are a member of the Kop you feel like you are a member of a society. You've got thousands of friends around you and they are all united and loyal.
“My life is my work. My work is my life.”
“Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory, and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say “We’re Liverpool.”
“A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.”
“For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side.”
“I’ve been a slave to football. It follows you home, it follows you everywhere, and eats into your family life. But every working man misses out on some things because of his job.”
“No one was asked to do more than anyone else…we were a team. We shared the ball, we shared the game, we shared the worries.”
“The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That’s how I see football, that’s how I see life.”
“Me having no education. I had to use my brains.”
"If you are first, you are first. If you are second, you are nothing." The winning philosophy.
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." The most famous of Shankly lines.
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple." How Shankly's teams played.
"I'm just one of the people who stands on the Kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do. It's a kind of marriage of people who like each other." Relationship with the fans.
"It's there to remind our lads who they're playing for, and to remind the opposition who they're playing against." On his famous 'This is Anfield' sign in the players' tunnel.
"Of course I didn't take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves." Shankly rejects suggestions he is not the romantic type.
"I only wanted him for the reserves anyway." After failing to sign Lou Macari.
"The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game." An oft-repeated remark.
"It was the most difficult thing in the world, when I went to tell the chairman. It was like walking to the electric chair. That's the way it felt." On his resignation.
'Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.'
Explaining to Kevin Keegan what's expected of him at Anfield - 'Just go out and drop a few hand grenades all over the place son!'
To Alan Ball after he'd signed for Everton - 'Never mind Alan, at least you'll be able to play next to a great team.'
To Ian St John - 'If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net and we'll discuss your options afterwards.'
'In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.'
Shankly to the Brussels hotel clerk who queried his signing 'Anfield' as his address on the hotel register - 'But that's where I live.'
Shankly explaining rotation to a reporter - 'Laddie, I never drop players, I only make changes.'
Comparing the Anfield pitch to other grounds - 'It's great grass at Anfield, professional grass!'
On awaiting Everton's arrival for a derby game at Anfield, Shankly gave a box of toilet rolls to the doorman and said - 'Give them these when they arrive - they'll need them!'
To Tommy Smith during training - 'You son, could start a riot in a graveyard.'
'It's a 90 minute game for sure. In fact I used to train for a 190 minute game so that when the whistle blew at the end of the match I could have played another 90 minutes.'
On hearing a rival manager was unwell - 'I know what's wrong - he's got a bad side!'
To a translator, when being surrounded by gesticulating Italian journalists - 'Just tell them I completely disagree with everything they say!'
Shankly on boardroom meetings - 'At a football club, there's a holy trinity - the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don't come into it. They are only there to sign the cheques.'
Talking about the Liverpool fans - 'I'm just one of the people who stands on the kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do. It's a kind of marriage of people who like each other.'
'I was only in the game for the love of football - and I wanted to bring back happiness to the people of Liverpool.'
'"If you can't make decisions in life, you're a bloody menace. You'd be better becoming an MP!'
After a 0-0 draw at Anfield - 'What can you do playing against 11 goalposts!'
'Fire in your belly comes from pride and passion in wearing the red shirt. We don't need to motivate players because each of them is responsible for the performance of the team as a whole. The status of Liverpool's players keeps them motivated.'
“Mind you, I’ve been here during the bad times too – one year we came second.”
To work hard and have our supporters behind us and believing until the end, you run a little bit more.
I am sure Chelsea do not like playing Liverpool. When they are talking and talking and talking before the game it means they are worried. Maybe they're afraid.
“To work hard and have our supporters behind us and believing until the end, you run a little bit more”
“There is no one anywhere in the world at any stage who is any bigger or any better than this football club.”
“Our supporters and fans are entitled to their opinions and know where the players’ loyalties lie. They have to show respect to this club.”
I may have left Liverpool but the city and club will always be part of me.”
"Whatever it takes to make Liverpool successful, my life is devoted. It's all part of the dance.
"All I'll ever do is all I've ever done in any job, and that's promise to fight for my life for the supporters and the people of the city."
“My template for everything is organisation. With the ball you have to know the movement patterns, the rotation, the fluidity and positioning of the team. When we have the football everybody’s a player.”
“I like to control games. I like to be responsible for our own destiny. If you are better than your opponent with the ball you have a 79 per cent chance of winning the game…for me it is quite logical. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, if you don’t have the ball you can’t score.”
"I want to use the incredible support to make coming to Anfield the longest 90 minutes of an opponent’s life."
"I will leave no stone unturned in my quest - and that quest will be relentless"
"For me it’s not a choice. Do you come in every day and do you work hard or not? No, that’s the obligation."
'When we have the football everybody's a player. The difference with us is that when we have the ball we play with 11 men, other teams play with 10 and a goalkeeper.'
"If you give a bad player time, he can play. If you give a good player time, he can kill you."
You Will Never Walk Alone
Author : Andryan Dedy