For the family, it's a huge honour

Dalglish knighted, Joshua becomes OBE


Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The 67-year-old, who won the European Cup three times while playing for the Reds and later managed the club, said he was “humbled but gratified”.
He was also recognised for supporting Hillsborough victims and his charity work with the Marina Dalglish Appeal.
Dalglish said. “For the family, it’s a huge honour.”

Dalglish, who started his career at Celtic, is Scotland’s most-capped player, having made 102 appearances for his country.
“I hope everyone who came into our lives enjoys it as well.”
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and two-time Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold are appointed OBEs, as is Bournemouth’s former England striker Jermain Defoe.
Dalglish attended many of the Hillsborough funerals, including that of Gary Church with Liverpool players Gary Ablett, John Aldridge and John Barnes
Born in the east end of Glasgow and the son of an engineer, Dalglish made his Celtic debut in 1968. He won four Scottish league titles and four Scottish Cups before joining Liverpool in 1977.
In his first season at Anfield he scored the only goal in the 1978 European Cup final, and also lifted the trophy in 1981 and 1984.
Dalglish won six league titles as a Liverpool player, scoring 172 goals in 515 appearances.
He became player-manager in 1985, and was on the touchline for their ill-fated FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989.
Ninety-six Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush in the away end of the ground.
Dalglish helped support the bereaved families and made sure the club was represented at the funerals of all 96 victims, attending many himself.
Having won three titles as Liverpool manager, he left in 1991, leading Blackburn to the Premier League title four years later. He also managed Newcastle and Celtic, and had a second spell as Liverpool boss from 2011-2012.
After his wife Marina recovered from breast cancer, they set up the Marina Dalglish Appeal in 2005, and the charity has raised more than £10m.
Kenny was made an MBE in 1984, and Marina in 2009. -BBC


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