I have been received more warmly by Everton than I have by Liverpool. It is scandalous that I should have to write these things about the club that I helped build into what it is today.
From his autobiography It's More Important Than That (1976), discussing the period after his retirement
A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.Bill Shankly
At a football club, there's a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters.Bill Shankly
Someone said to me 'To you football is a matter of life or death!' and I said 'Listen, it's more important than that'.Bill Shankly