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Name Kenny Dalglish
Gender Male
Ethnic Scottish
Job Scottish Footballer
Desc King Kenny will forever rule the hearts of Liverpool supporters. Sure, his record of 169 goals in 502 appearances as the Reds’ go-to forward made him a beloved figure at Anfield, as did his 13 years of loyal service. And yes, the three First Division titles – plus a trio of domestic cups – that he delivered whilst coaching the side were mightily well received amongst fans. However, it was his stoic, brave, inspiring leadership in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster that make Dalglish a genuine legend on Merseyside. The Scot also enjoyed success at Blackburn Rovers and Celtic – via an ill-fated stint at Newcastle United – but Anfield is undoubtedly his spiritual home

Affiliation

Org Scotland National Team
Club as Player Liverpool FC
Club as Coach Liverpool FC

Notes

Coachstat In the Scot’s only full season in charge, in 2011-12, Liverpool finished eighth
1991 02 22
Dalglish sensationally resigned as manager, two days after a 4-4 draw with Everton at Goodison Park

2011 11 07 Retrieve

[Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has lavished praise on defender Daniel Agger for his recent displays] Daniel’s a fantastic player but it wasn’t just down to Daniel that we’ve had two clean sheets. He’s a fantastic player and he’s probably as good as anyone else in his position in the Premier League. He’s comfortable in possession and he’s a very good defender as well. He’s a top defender, a top player. He played left-back for us at Stoke as well and did very well. It’s great to have him back and I hope his fitness remains as it is for a long time.

2012 03 20 Retrieve

[Former team-mate and manager Kenny Dalglish on Ronnie Whelan] He was a good goalscorer, good runner from midfield and a good hard player who was maybe under-rated for his determination

2016 03 23 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] Alan is a player in a class of his own. He lifts the whole team and turns draws into victories. In a word: priceless

2016 03 24 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] Alan has lots of qualities, on and off the pitch, and one of them is certainly his determination. That’s possibly his biggest asset

2016 03 25 Retrieve

[on Alan Shearer] He was fantastically aggressive in the air. He didn’t get pushed off the ball easily

2016 09 14 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez and The FIFA Ban] It is my belief that when you bring a player to a football club, he becomes your responsibility. You don’t just turn you back on a player because he has done something wrong. I think you will find that Liverpool will not turn their back on Suarez, whatever the ban Fifa have decided he must serve. Sometimes, when people have something wrong with them, just because they don’t have a plaster cast on their leg, people think they don’t need help

2016 09 15 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez when Suarez signed for Barcelona in 2014] He has been fantastic everywhere he has been – a huge success and fabulously entertaining. There is no reason why he won’t continue that for Barcelona

2016 09 16 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez] Suárez was fantastic. He was running as hard at the end as at the beginning. Even in our wildest dreams we couldn’t have thought he’d settle as well as he has done. He has graced the pitch every time he has stepped on it

2018 07 25 Retrieve

[It was late on a Friday evening in the summer of 1993 when Nottingham Forest starlet Roy Keane shook hands with Blackburn Rovers boss Kenny Dalglish on a transfer to Ewood Park. By that stage, though, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had both called and met Keane in person, convincing him to accept a smaller salary to move to Old Trafford instead] Nobody does this to Kenny Dalglish. You’re a wee bastard and you won’t get away with this

2020 04 09 Retrieve

[Mythbuster: Ferguson knocked Liverpool ‘right off their f*cking perch’] In truth, I had wanted to leave Anfield in 1990, a year before I eventually resigned. In the 22 months between Hillsborough and my resignation, the strain kept growing until I finally snapped

[He subsequently admitted regretting his decision to walk away for good] The club had other ideas and went in another direction