Kenny Dalglish

Background

Sir Kenneth Mathieson “Kenny” Dalglish MBE was born on 4 March 1951. He is a former Scottish football player and manager, who has played for Scotland’s national team.

Liverpool

Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool love relationship first started in August 1966 when a 15-year-old Glaswegian went south of the border for a trial at Anfield in front of the legendary Bill Shankly.

Even though the young forward’s first journey to Merseyside came to nothing, after 11 years and 167 Celtic goals, he was finally recruited by the Reds to replace a club legend - departing Kevin Keegan.

Kenny slipped into Paisley’s all-conquering red machine, and the new king of the Kop completed his first season. The player topped the Liverpool’s goalscoring charts and netting the winner in a European Cup final.

But that proved to be just the beginning of an incredible playing career that would make him an Anfield icon.

With the ball at his feet, he was a pure genius backed up by footage of just about every of his 172 Liverpool goals. Everyone has their particular favorite, but the one common in all the above was the grand Kenny celebration.

As Kenny neared the end of his playing days, it appeared impossible for the Scot to improve his standing among Kopites. But that he went on to do, just two spells as the manager says all you need to know about the man they still call King Kenny.

His impact on the playing field had been nothing of sensational. However, in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium tragedy, the club hoped he could reproduce his genius in the dugout.

It was a big ask for someone who was just 34 years old, but then Dalglish was not an average man.

Achievements

That said, Scot’s first campaign got off to an inauspicious beginning, and, after a 2-0 defeat to Everton at Anfield in late February, the Reds have left eight points behind the league-leading Toffees with as many games.

But a team hewn in Kenny’s image did not give up easily. It embarked on a remarkable unbeaten run to complete the season as FA Cup winners and league champions, with victories coming at the expense of their neighbors.

Dalglish built on that success by assembling one of the most entertaining teams ever to grace Anfield, with another FA Cup and two further league titles subsequently added to his honors list before he stepped down in 1991. A second spell between 2011 and 2012 also granted the League Cup winner’s medal that had previously eluded him as a boss.

Regardless of his achievements as a football player, it is arguably Kenny’s dignified conduct in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster that represents his most significant legacy and makes him widely considered as a legend of the city of Liverpool.

Information

History

After the moving of Everton to Goodison Park in 1892, the club’s at that time president John Houlding found himself with the rights to Anfield stadium and no team to play on it. Always a practical man promptly decided to solve this problem by forming his club – Liverpool. It should not be confused with Liverpool Ramblers AFC that was founded ten years earlier. After becoming a member of the Football League in 1893, the team managed to get promoted to the first division after one season in the second division. Early on, Liverpool established itself as one of England’s top clubs, winning League titles in 1901, 1906, 1922, and 1923. The Bill Shankly era Even though representing an immensely popular club even then, Liverpool FC was not particularly consistent during the post-WWII period. After claiming their fourth League title in 1947, the club entered a period of mediocrity, which culminated with their relegation to the Second Division in 1954. Things took a turn for the better after Bill Shankly was hired as a manager; however, Shankly’s first order of business was to release the entire first-team squad. Bill then turned the club’s storage room into the famous “Boot Room” that would serve as a place where the coaches’ secret meeting was held for the next three decades. Shankly’s unorthodox methods have resulted soon enough. After making their way back to the First Division in 1962, the club won the League two years later. During the Shankly’s tenure as manager, Liv

Kenny Dalglish

Background Sir Kenneth Mathieson “Kenny” Dalglish MBE was born on 4 March 1951. He is a former Scottish football player and manager, who has played for Scotland’s national team. Liverpool Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool love relationship first started in August 1966 when a 15-year-old Glaswegian went south of the border for a trial at Anfield in front of the legendary Bill Shankly. Even though the young forward’s first journey to Merseyside came to nothing, after 11 years and 167 Celtic goals, he was finally recruited by the Reds to replace a club legend - departing Kevin Keegan. Kenny slipped into Paisley’s all-conquering red machine, and the new king of the Kop completed his first season. The player topped the Liverpool’s goalscoring charts and netting the winner in a European Cup final. But that proved to be just the beginning of an incredible playing career that would make him an Anfield icon. With the ball at his feet, he was a pure genius backed up by footage of just about every of his 172 Liverpool goals. Everyone has their particular favorite, but the one common in all the above was the grand Kenny celebration. As Kenny neared the end of his playing days, it appeared impossible for the Scot to improve his standing among Kopites. But that he went on to do, just two spells as the manager says all you need to know about the man they still call King Kenny. His impact on the playing field had been nothing of sensational. However, in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium tragedy, the

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