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The Shankley Gates


At the Anfield Road end of Liverpool FC stand the Bill Shankley memorial gates, bearing the words of the song that will forever be associated with the KOP Choir, first sung during Shankley's reign.

Those who stood at Anfield in 1963 and sang along with the local group Gerry and the Pacemakers' 'You'll Never Walk Alone' could never have even begun to imagine what they were unleashing. The song would take on so many different meanings at so many different occasions. Occasions that were tragic but also occasions that were triumphant. It became a song that millions of football fans throughout the world would often sing but always recognise that it was 'The Liverpool Song'.

The sound from the Kop
when the "Reds" score a goal -
it grabs at the heart
and rips at the soul.

The Liverpool Saga 800 lines for 800 years, written by the people of Liverpool.


The Shankley Gates


At the Anfield Road end of Liverpool FC stand the Bill Shankley memorial gates, bearing the words of the song that will forever be associated with the KOP Choir, first sung during Shankley's reign.

Those who stood at Anfield in 1963 and sang along with the local group Gerry and the Pacemakers' 'You'll Never Walk Alone' could never have even begun to imagine what they were unleashing. The song would take on so many different meanings at so many different occasions. Occasions that were tragic but also occasions that were triumphant. It became a song that millions of football fans throughout the world would often sing but always recognise that it was 'The Liverpool Song'.

The sound from the Kop
when the "Reds" score a goal -
it grabs at the heart
and rips at the soul.

The Liverpool Saga 800 lines for 800 years, written by the people of Liverpool.


comments (7)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2008, 03:20
You have no idea how much I needed that today, Les. "You'll never walk alone!"
Les Auld: Powerful and stirring words Ginnie. Appreciate your comment.
Very nice shot. I like the contrast between the old gate and the new building
Les Auld: Thanks Richard for the comment.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 10 Feb 2008, 10:00
Good photo good team good looking gates
Les Auld: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I think many people would agree with you about the team as well.
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 10 Feb 2008, 11:44
great shot Les, with a wonderful angle to it, shame about the team that play theresmile lol
Les Auld: Thanks Tim!
  • mick
  • 10 Feb 2008, 14:40
spot on les.
Les Auld: Glad you like it Mick
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..has been a sunny day
  • 10 Feb 2008, 20:59
Had to chuckle at Tim...I think the poor devil is a Leeds supporter! I wonder what Shanks would make of the game now.
Les Auld: I doubt if he would recognise the game these days, thanks for the comment Bill.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2008, 23:36
It's amazing how that song has taken on an identity of its own.

Lovely picture too, good angle.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Ellie, I agree the song does appear to have a life of it's own but any true Liverpool fan will surely claim as the Kop Anthem it is.

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