Welcome to the newly named ‘Kenny Dalglish Stand’.
Liverpool are preparing to unveil the newly-named Kenny Dalglish Stand against Manchester United next Saturday, as the club honour one of their greatest-ever players.
There was an announcement earlier this year that the current Centenary Stand would be renamed after the former player, manager and club servant in recognition of the Scot’s contribution to Liverpool, both on and off the field.
The 66-year-old netted 118 times during 355 appearances for the Reds following his move from Celtic in 1977.
A unique mosaic will also be unveiled before kick-off in the Kenny Dalgish stand.
Dalglish fast became a club legend as he took a starring role in Liverpool’s success during the 1970s and 80s, as the Reds won six league titles, four League Cups and three European Cups.
As a manager he won three First Division titles and two FA Cups – including the famous win against Everton in 1986. He moved onto Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Celtic before returning home to fulfil various roles eventually becoming a club director in 2013.
His love for the club has called for a knighthood to be award following his immeasurable work to helping the families affected by the events at Hillsborough in 1989, which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.
Work on signage for the stand is almost complete and the club hope to unveil the honour before their clash with Manchester United.