LIVERPOOL have announced that the club’s Anfield’s Centenary Stand is set to be renamed in honour of Kenny Dalglish.
Dalglish, who is one of our sports columnists, is a legendary figure at the club having initially moved there from Celtic in 1977.
515 appearances and two spells as a manager later, the 66-year-old Scot remains active at the club as a non-executive board director.
The club say they’ve made the decision in honour of his contribution to the club throughout his football career and off the field, including his efforts in wake of the Hillsborough disaster.
It also honours the Marina Dalglish Appeal, the cancer charity set up with his wife.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner told the club’s website: “We recognise this won’t sit comfortably with Kenny’s default position of humility and self-deprecation. But as we approach the club’s 125th anniversary year, now is the right time in the club’s illustrious history to leave this legacy.
“He and his family should know the privilege and honour is all ours – his name means so much to so many and its prominence at Anfield will enrich an already prestigious sporting cathedral.
“For decades he has served the club and the city, with the steadfast attitude that the collective always comes ahead of the individual.
“This announcement isn’t about singling him out – it’s about recognising that his name embodies values we all strive to honour and his name represents all that we are proud of when identifying ourselves as Liverpool Football Club.”
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