Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been knighted

By Michael Duah
Kenny Dalglish has been knighted
Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been knighted

Former Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish has been knighted by Prince Charles.

Sir Kenny, as the Scott will be known, was knighted at the Buckingham Palace for the achievements he achieved as both a player and manager.

Dalglish helped Liverpool win a hat-trick of European Cups in a period of seven years.

He also helped collect more than £10m for a charity that supported the Hillsborough disaster victims together with his wife.

Kenny Dalglish's honour was for "services to football, charity, and the city of Liverpool.” as BBC Sports reported.

He was a manager at Anfield between 1985 and 1991 and another three First Division championships and the FA Cup successes accompanied him.

He helped Blackburn Rovers win the in 1995 after helping them from the Second Division.

He also managed Newcastle United, Celtic and a return to Liverpool in 2011-12.

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Dalglish has been inducted into both the Scottish and English football halls of fame. A stand at Anfield was named after him last year.

Sir Alex Ferguson was also knighted in 1999 for his services to football.

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