May 24 1971: Liverpool FC Manager Bill Shankley Parades New Signing Kevin Keegan

On May 24 1971, Liverpool manager Bill Shankley paraded new signing Kevin Keegan.

 

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly (right) with Kevin Keegan (left) at Anfield Ref #: PA.302757  Date: 24/05/1971

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly (right) with Kevin Keegan (left) at Anfield
Ref #: PA.302757
Date: 24/05/1971

 

He was fantastic. Liverpool Football Club explain:

Kevin Keegan was quite simply THE footballing superstar of the Seventies. With his famous ‘bubble’ perm, the Yorkshire-born striker was an icon both for Liverpool and England. The attention which came his way wasn’t without merit, for Keegan was a dynamic attacking force who can take much of the credit for the trophies which arrived at Anfield between 1971 and 1977. Two UEFA Cups, three league titles, a European and FA Cup and a tally of 100 goals: the number seven left the Kop with a multitude of magical memories. ‘Robbery with violence’ was how Bill Shankly described the capture of Keegan from Scunthorpe for a measly £35,000.

 

Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly  Ref #: PA.392734  Date: 24/05/1971

Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly
Ref #: PA.392734
Date: 24/05/1971

 

Said King Kev:

“I learned so much from Shanks. He used to say: ‘If I was a road-sweeper, my street would be the cleanest in the borough.’ I took that to heart. Everything I’ve done I’ve done with enthusiasm and passion. Everything I turn up to, I think I’m going to enjoy. I never look back, so I don’t have regrets.”

 

Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly  NULL Ref #: PA.392735  Date: 24/05/1971

Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly
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Ref #: PA.392735
Date: 24/05/1971

Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly (r) with new signing Kevin Keegan (l)  NULL Ref #: PA.392736  Date: 24/05/1971

Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly (r) with new signing Kevin Keegan (l)
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Ref #: PA.392736
Date: 24/05/1971