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Bill Shankly's granddaughter gives her take on comparisons with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

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Prior to Shankly’s appointment in 1959, Liverpool had suffered defeats at the final hurdle of the FA Cup at the hands of Burnley in 1914 and Arsenal in 1950 and it seemed at one stage as though success would never arrive.

The Reds first tasted success in this competition during the 1964/65 season under the guidance of legendary manager, Bill Shankly.



“There is a passion about Jurgen Klopp that my grandfather would have latched onto.



On Saturday afternoon, Liverpool will return to Wembley as the club looks to secure an eighth FA Cup title.



READ MORE: Fabinho injury latest as Jurgen Klopp issues Liverpool update ahead of FA Cup final READ MORE: What Chelsea players will get if they beat Liverpool in FA Cup final A second FA Cup was delivered by the Scot nine years later in 1974, in what proved to be one his final games at the helm before his shock retirement from football a matter of weeks on from getting the better of Newcastle United in the capital.

Liverpool’s current manager, Jurgen Klopp, has been likened to Shankly due to his charismatic nature and ability to unite everyone associated with the club.

Shankly’s legacy, of course, lives on to this day and continues to be shared by his granddaughter Karen Gill, who has fond memories of the oldest domestic cup competition in the world.
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