After the 5:1 defeat by Ajax in the European Cup in 1967:
'Five-one...Aye, that should help them to make a game of it when they come to Anfield for the 2nd leg.'
Everton had just signed Alan Ball so Shankly decided to welcome him by phoning him.
'Congratulations on your move son. You'll be playing near a great side.'
"I was the best manager in Britain because I was never devious or cheated anyone. I'd break my wife's legs if I played against her, but I'd never cheat her."
It wan't our wedding anniversary, it was her birthday, because there's no way I'd have got married in the football season. And it wasn't Rochdale, it was Rochdale reserves.
Bill Shankly refutes stories saying he had taken his wife Nessie to see Rochdale on their wedding anniversary, 1960's