Arise, Sir Kenny: Dalglish is knighted in Queen’s birthday honours

08 June 2018 09:35
• Liverpool great wins recognition for football and charity work• Scot joins elite group after support for Hillsborough victimsThe “King” is to become a knight. The Liverpool and Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours in recognition of his services to football, charity and the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.Dalglish’s absence from honours lists since being made a MBE in 1984 has been a source of bewilderment and consternation at Liverpool’s Anfield home, where his status is reflected in the “King Kenny” moniker. That has been rectified with the announcement that the 67-year-old will join a select band of knighted former footballers and managers, a list that includes England’s World Cup winning manager Alf Ramsey, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Robson and Dalglish’s one-time Manchester United adversary Alex Ferguson. He is the first Liverpool player or manager to be given the honour with Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, the only English manager to win the European Cup three times, both overlooked. Related: Kenny Dalglish: ‘As long as we’re living we won’t have closure on Hillsborough’ Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian