News Archive - April 2020

Help is Here Update
Wednesday 01 April 2020

Spirit of Shankly would, again, like to thank everyone for their support in our Help is Here campaign. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve all we have without the help of volunteers who stepped up to aid those who needed it most. You can still support Help is Here with donations via PayPal 1) Log into PayPal: Read more

A Statement
Saturday 04 April 2020

Spirit of Shankly want to make it clear that we have not refused to criticise the club. Our chair has been misquoted and misrepresented by a journalist on Twitter looking for clicks. On Saturday 4 April, LFC announced they are to furlough non-playing staff. We know no details, yet were asked for a statement. One was given in good faith saying for us the priority is LFC staff being paid 100% ... Read more

Open letter to Peter Moore
Sunday 05 April 2020

Dear Peter   You will have seen the overwhelmingly negative fan reaction to the club’s announcement on Saturday stating their intention to furlough a number of employees. You may well have seen our initial response to that announcement   We understand this is essentially an emplo... Read more

The Right Outcome
Monday 06 April 2020

Liverpool FC announced, on Monday 6 April, they will not be furloughing their non-playing staff.  They have, as explained by CEO Peter Moore, opted to find alternatives to ensure the club’s workforce is protected in these extraordinary times. They have also apologised in their own words, for “coming to the wrong conclusion last week”.  Spirit of Shankly welcom... Read more

SOS Join Forces to Provide PPE
Monday 20 April 2020

Spirit of Shankly have joined forces with Fans Supporting Foodbanks and the Lydiate Learning Trust to help NHS staff and care workers.  As part of our ongoing Help is Here campaign, SOS have donated £2,000 of union funds towards the production and distribution of much needed Personal Protection Equipment. We will also donate all new membership fees  – £10 for ever... Read more

Mental Health Research
Wednesday 22 April 2020

At the Spirit of Shankly 2019 AGM a motion was passed that we would help where possible with mental health initiatives. We agreed to work with local organisations and other supporters’ trusts to promote mental health awareness; to demonstrate that it’s okay to not be okay; and to support people to open up about their thoughts, feelings and emotions. The idea is to encourage SOS m... Read more

Solidarity with Montevideo
Friday 24 April 2020

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of March, a group of Spirit of Shankly met with supporters of Uruguay’s @LiverpoolFC1915, based in Montevideo, who were visiting the city. It was the start of a friendship between our two sets of fans.  We have just had news from them and it is wonderful to hear they too have set up a campaign to help others.  Olla Solidaria (it translate... Read more

Response to Mayor Anderson
Thursday 30 April 2020

Spirit of Shankly are angered by comments made by Liverpool City Mayor, Joe Anderson. The Mayor has chosen to speak out on a hypothetical matter, namechecking Liverpool FC supporters without discussion with those fans or fan groups. There is no evidence to support the Mayor’s perception that Liverpool supporters will break any lockdown regulations and gather outside of Anfield shou... Read more

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