On this day 45 years ago, Shankly stunned football and resigned as Reds manager

On the 12th of July 1974, Bill Shankly delivered the news to a shocked city that he was retiring as Liverpool manager. The reaction was akin to grief and mourning. He left behind a legacy of greatness and his vision lives on today.

He had delivered two FA Cups, the UEFA Cup and three league titles in 15 years. More than that, though, Shankly created the foundations, the ethos and self belief required for Liverpool Football Club to go on and dominate European football. He made the people happy.

Read my season review of the year Shankly dragged the Reds out of Division 2, on This is Anfield:

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