LIVERPOOL legend Kenny Dalglish is to be honoured by the club he has served with such distinction as player, manager and ambassador.
The Merseysiders have announced that they are to rename Anfield’s Centenary Stand…the Kenny Dalglish Stand. It could not be more fiiting.
Nor more well received by the people of Liverpool who will never forget what King Kenny did for the club – not just in the famous red, but so often in black suit after the Hillsborough disaster.
Dalglish devoted so much time to comforting families of the bereaved in1989 and beyond, and lending his support to their ongoing campaign for justice.
The Scot is up there with Bill Shankly and others as a true Liverpool legend, and I am delighted he is being honoured in this way.
It could not happen to a nicer man – nor a man more worthy.
The 66-year-old scored 172 goals in 515 appearances for the Reds after joining from Celtic in 1977, before becoming player-manager in 1985.
Dalglish scored the title-winning goal that season, and his Liverpool trophy haul makes for impressive reading…
He won a total of EIGHT league titles, THREE European Cups, TWO FA Cups and FIVE League Cups in his first spell at the club.
He left in 1991 but returned as manager in 2011, going on to win the 2012 League Cup. He is now a non-executive director and is ‘synonymous our club, with our home, with or city’, says owner John W Henry.
As Henry also pointed out, King Kenny’s contribution to Liverpool FC goes beyond the goals he scored and the trophies he helped the Reds win during his various reigns. Way Beyond.