Liverpool Football Club have announced that they will be honouring one of their club legends; Kenny Dalglish by renaming the historic ‘Centenary Stand’ to ‘The Kenny Dalglish Stand’ at Anfield. The decision was made by Liverpool principal owner John Henry in recognition of the Dalglish’s massive contribution to the club as a player and manager.
After scoring an impressive 112 goals in 204 games for Celtic, Kenny made his way to Merseyside and joined Liverpool in 1977. In just his second season at Anfield he scored a personal best of 21 league goals and was named as the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. One of Dalglish’s most impressive statistics during his time at Liverpool was that after signing in 1977 he did not miss a single league game until 1980.
After an illustrious playing career Kenny went on to manage Liverpool from 1985 to 1991 winning the First Division 3 times. He also won plenty of domestic trophies including 2 FA cups and 3 Charity Shields. Following his 6 year spell as manager at Liverpool he went on to manage Blackburn Rovers and Celtic picking up more silverware along the way, including the Premier League with Blackburn during the 1994-1995 season. He finally ended his managerial career with a season at Liverpool in which he won the League Cup.
It’s no surprise that the owners/board at Liverpool have decided to rename the stand in recognition of work as a player and manager. He is one of, if not the most influential person in Liverpool Football Club’s history.
Kenny Dalglish list of honours:
4x Scottish First Division
4x Scottish Cup
1x Scottish League Cup
6x Football League First Division
1x FA Cup
4x League Cup
5x Charity Shield
3x European Cups
1x UEFA Super Cup
3x Football League First Division
2x FA Cup
1x League Cup
1x Super Cup
4x FA Charity Shield
1x Premier League
1x Scottish League Cup
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