Shankly and Alan Ball's Dad

Many years ago
Bill Shankly's car broke down in
The Mersey Tunnel
Alan Ball's Dad and Mam were driving past
Saw the Liverpool manager stranded
Stopped their car and went to help
After seeing the problem
Alan Ball's Dad fetched a rope
And gave Shanks a tow
Next day the Liverpool Echo ran a headline story:
"Shankly towed out of The Mersey Tunnel by the Balls!"

By Sharon Marshall