The socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. It's the way I see football, the way I see life. - Bill Shankly
In January 2008 over 350 Liverpool supporters crammed into The Sandon pub, in Anfield, to discuss not only the custodianship of the then current owners, but also a raft of wider issues affecting supporters. These issues have been discussed by fans for decades, they are issues where there is an almost unanimous desire for change, which is consistently met by indifference by the Club. it was an historic and emotional night which resulted in the formation of the Spirit Of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters' Union.
Following that initial meeting and two mass meetings at the Olympia in Liverpool, a volunteer committee was established, the Union was set up as an Industrial and Provident Society and a set of aims for the short, medium and long term were established. The inaugural AGM took place in February 2009 and Liverpool supporters the world over were invited to join the Union. A Management Committee was formally elected to take over the sterling work completed by the volunteer Committee during the first year.
Why should Liverpool supporters join the Union? If we stand together and speak with one voice, regardless of language, accent, or place of birth we can make a genuine difference to our football club, the city of Liverpool and the wider footballing world.
Become a member of the Spirit of Shankly and benefit from reduced travel to away games, membership offers and representation at Club level.Click here to join