Today marks the 106th anniversary of the birth of the man who revolutionised Liverpool Football Club.

Bill Shankly was born in Glenbuck, Scotland, on September 2, 1913, and became Liverpool manager in December 1959.

Unrecognisable from what Shankly would shape it to be over the course of his tenure, the club was languishing in the Second Division at the time of his arrival.

Fifteen years later, when Shankly opted to pass the baton to trusted lieutenant Bob Paisley, a modernised and new-look Liverpool - the Scot having decided to switch to the iconic all-red strip still synonymous with the club today - were a fearsome force both at home and abroad.

After leading his team to promotion in 1962, Shankly went on to claim three First Division titles while also becoming the first Liverpool boss to lift the FA Cup and win a European trophy: the 1973 UEFA Cup. 

"My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility," Shankly famously once said.

It's fair to say that the great man did just that.

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