Liverpool have unveiled the new Kenny Dalglish stand in honour of the Anfield legend, who spent 20 years at the club as player and manager.Forty years ago, Dalglish arrived at Liverpool for a then record British transfer fee of £440,000 from Celtic and went on to become one of the club’s greatest ever players.And now the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, have decided to give him the ultimate recognition and the Kenny Dalglish Stand will be a permanent monument to his influence.Dalglish said to Liverpool’s website: ‘The first feeling you get is you feel a wee bit humbled,’ ‘We’re tremendously proud when we see our name up there on the stand. ‘There’s plenty of candidates that could’ve been up there and it’s fantastic for us as a family that our name is up there. As I say, when you look at it you’re a wee bit embarrassed, but obviously immensely proud.’He added: ‘We came here in 1977 so for us it was a big move, coming from Glasgow. If I’d had the choice of where I wanted to play, it would’ve been here,’ ‘I came down here when I was 15 and stayed for a fortnight. Shanks asked us to sign then, but I was a wee bit young to leave home, I thought, so I was very fortunate to be asked to come back again when I was 26 and play for the club. For me, it was a perfect place to play.
Story By: Felix Okaijah