The most iconic figure in the history of Liverpool Football Club, according to the official club site.
A charismatic, famously quotable man who realised his dream of turning LFC into English football's most dominant force, Shankly's spirit has quite rightly been stitched into the very fabric of the club.
The Scot took charge of a Second Division outfit that had been starved of success on December 1, 1959, and set about laying the foundations that would see three First Division titles, one Division Two title, two FA Cups and one UEFA Cup claimed during his time in charge. But it is the contributions beyond simply putting trophies in the cabinet that secured Shankly's untouchable Anfield legacy.
From founding the mythical Boot Room to revitalising the club’s training facility at Melwood – his influence remained evident in the unforgettable period of success that followed under Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish.
Although the conditions for even greater victories were in place by the time Shankly announced his retirement in July 1974, Kopites were truly devastated to hear of the departure of their magnetic leader. In true Shanks fashion, though, he slipped quietly away safe in the knowledge he had set Liverpool FC on the path to greatness.
In this iconic image, you have Shankly surveying his players in training.
Twenty trophies in nine seasons - not bad for a man who was loath to make the step into football management.
But then, that was the reluctant genius that was Bob Paisley, the manager given the unenviable task of succeeding the legendary Bill Shankly.
A humble son of the North East, Paisley was always more at ease in the wings rather than centre stage, but when it came to knowledge of the game and the ability to spot a player, his record spoke volumes.
Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, Alan Kennedy, Ronnie Whelan, Ian Rush and Mark Lawrenson were just some of the players brought to Anfield during Paisley's time in charge and each went on to cement themselves as Liverpool legends.
In the process, three European Cups, six league championships, three League Cups and one UEFA Cup were added to the Anfield honours board.
Paisley's achievements in such a short period in charge at Liverpool cannot be overstated, nor will they ever be eclipsed and he is quite rightly recognised as one of the greatest football managers of all-time.
In this iconic artwork, you have an image of Paisley is his usual matchday suit.
Kenny Dalglish - a Liverpool legend both as a player and manager.
Dalglish replaced Joe Fagan in the 1980s, initially combining the roles of playing and managing.
Dalglish was the last of the great Boot Room Liverpool managers - in his first spell he led the team to the league and FA Cup double in his first season. He won the First Division twice more with Liverpool and the FA Cup one more time.
In his second spell as manager, Dalglish led Liverpool to the 2012 League Cup.
In this iconic artwork, you have an image of Dalglish in the late 80s in a classic Adidas bench coat.
Alan Hansen (born 13 June 1955) is a Scottish former football player and BBC television football pundit. He played as a central defender for Partick Thistle, for the successful Liverpool team of the late 1970s and 1980s, and for Scotland. As a football pundit, Hansen became known for his outspoken views, particularly on teams' defensive performances, frequently criticising what he believed was "diabolical" or "shocking" defending. He made his name as a pundit on Match of the Day from 1992 to 2014.
Born in Whiston, Merseyside, Steven Gerrard spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool and the England national team, captaining both. He made his competitive debut for Liverpool in 1998. In 2000–01, he helped the club secure an unpredicted treble of cups and was made captain in 2003.
In 2005, Gerrard led Liverpool to its fifth European title, being named Man of the Match as Liverpool came from 3–0 down to defeat Milan in the game that went on to become known as the Miracle of Istanbul. The following year, he was named Man of the Match in the 2006 FA Cup Final, which has since been called The Gerrard Final. Both matches are regarded as being amongst the greatest finals of each competition. In his 17 seasons at Anfield, Gerrard won two FA Cups, three League Cups, the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, FA Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup.
Described by pundits and fellow professionals as one of the greatest players of his generation, Gerrard was the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award in 2005. A versatile and well-rounded player, highly regarded for his leadership, Gerrard is the only footballer to score in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final, and a UEFA Champions League Final, winning on each occasion. Despite collective and individual success, Gerrard never won the Premier League, finishing runner-up with Liverpool three times.
At international level, Gerrard is England's fourth-most capped player with 114 caps, scoring 21 goals. He debuted for England in 2000 and went on to play at the UEFA European Championship in 2000, 2004 and 2012 and the FIFA World Cup in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He was named as the permanent England captain shortly before UEFA Euro 2012, where he was named in the UEFA Team of the Tournament. Gerrard won his 100th cap in 2012, becoming only the sixth player to reach that milestone for England. He announced his retirement from international football in 2014.