Stand re­named for Kenny

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

LIVER­POOL great Kenny Dal­glish thought he was be­ing sacked for a sec­ond time when he was called into man­ager Jur­gen Klopp’s of­fice for a call with owner John Henry — only to dis­cover he was be­ing im­mor­talised at An­field.

The 66-year-old Scot at­tended a cer­e­mony to­day where the Cen­te­nary Stand was re­named the Kenny Dal­glish Stand.

Fam­ily, for­mer team­mates and also ri­vals — in­clud­ing Manch­ester United’s Sir Alex Fer­gu­son and Sir Bobby Charl­ton — will be present to see the man still re­garded as the best player in the club’s his­tory recog­nised.

“Mike Gor­don (Fen­nway Sports Group pres­i­dent — and the man who sacked Bren­dan Rodgers) was over and he asked to see me at Mel­wood,” said Dal­glish.

“John started speak­ing and I thought, ‘Je­sus what have I done now?’ I thought I was get­ting the sack again.

“I thought I was in trou­ble and then he said they wanted to name the stand af­ter my­self, as well as for the foot­ball it was for the work done with the com­mu­nity with Ma­rina (Dal­glish’s wife) and the char­ity and every­thing.”

Kenny Dal­glish

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