Liverpool to rename stand after Kenny Dalglish
Last Updated: 03/05/17 9:08pm
Liverpool have confirmed Anfield's Centenary Stand is to be renamed the Kenny Dalglish Stand in recognition of the 66-year-old's contribution to the club.
The Scot's Liverpool love affair has spanned nearly four decades, beginning in 1977 when he initially moved to Merseyside from Celtic, through to the present day where he currently holds the position of non-executive board director.
Dalglish enjoyed two successful spells as manager in addition to 515 appearances and 172 goals as a player. In total, he lifted eight league championships, three European Cups, two FA Cups, five League Cups and one UEFA Super Cup.
Off the field, his contribution is simply immeasurable to the club and the city of Liverpool because of the role he played in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster and the support he and his family have provided over the years to the relatives of those who lost their lives.
Furthermore, he and his wife Marina set up the 'Marina Dalglish Appeal' back in 2005 in Liverpool - a charity which aims to help those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families on Merseyside.
Speaking on behalf of Fenway Sports Group, John W Henry said: "It is testament to Liverpool's history and status that we are not lacking in truly great individuals, whose names could easily grace a stand at Anfield.
"But in Kenny Dalglish we have a person who carries such immense significance to the fabric of this club, so it feels somewhat incumbent on us to recognise this in a manner that is befitting to the man.
"He is unique, not just to Liverpool, but to the game in England as a whole, having achieved greatness as a player and then enjoyed such success as a manager. His record and trophies won on both fronts speak for themselves.
"However, Kenny's contribution to Liverpool goes beyond goals scored, points amassed and silverware placed in the cabinet. His values are Liverpool's values - he represents what is best about this football club."