LIVERPOOL have announced that the Kenny Dalglish Stand will open on October 14th at home to Manchester United.
The club confirmed earlier this year that the Centenary Stand would be renamed in honour of the Scot.
Dalglish’s Liverpool love affair has spanned nearly four decades, beginning back in 1977 when he initially moved to Merseyside from Celtic, through to the present day where he currently holds the position of non-executive board director.
In football terms, Kenny enjoyed two successful spells as manager in addition to 515 appearances and 172 goals as a player.
The club confirmed that to celebrate the occasion, a special mosaic will be revealed across the Kenny Dalglish Stand and the famous Kop stand ahead of the kick-off. It was also announced that the matchday programme would feature a cover dedicated to the Liverpool legend who managed the side twice from 1985-1991 and 2011-2012.
In total, he lifted eight league championships, three European Cups, two FA Cups, five League Cups and one UEFA Super Cup.
Off the field, his contribution is simply immeasurable to the club and the city of Liverpool because of the leadership role he played in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster and the support he and his family have provided over the years to the relatives of those who lost their lives.
Furthermore, he and his wife Marina set up the ‘Marina Dalglish Appeal’ back in 2005 in Liverpool, a charity which aims to help those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families on Merseyside.
Dalglish’s values are the embodiment of ‘The Liverpool Way’, the ethos of Liverpool FC – and it is for this reason the club have moved to honour him in this way.