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Grandson of Liverpool great Shankly wants statue removed from Anfield

Grandson of Bill Shankly wants his statue removed from Anfield.

Chris Carline, 39, is reported to be ‘appalled and embarrassed’ by the actions of Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group owners, who are leading the charge to create a breakaway European Super League.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I know my Grandad has been quoted more than ever right now, and rightly so, because what is going on couldn’t be further removed from what he wanted for this football club.

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“I’m appalled and embarrassed. When you talk about Liverpool Football Club and its history and its roots, you could reference seven, eight or nine of grandad’s quotes which are all appropriate to the current situation – socialism, greed and the Holy Trinity – but I also think about one of the less well known comments.

“It’s from his book, when he spoke about wanting to bring the football club closer to the fans and the fans closer to the football club. And he achieved that.

“It’s not an understatement to say he would be spinning in his grave at the current situation because it couldn’t be further removed from his ethos.

“Given the chance I’d happily see the statue removed.”

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