Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/10/13
Legendary former Liverpool player and manager, Kenny Dalglish, has made his return to Liverpool FC.  On Liverpool’s official website, “Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool FC today announced that Kenny Dalglish is returning to Liverpool Football Club after accepting an invitation to join the board of directors.”  Liverpool FC can welcome back a significant icon to the club as Dalglish will be taking a non-executive job that sees him start with immediate effect. This will be seen as Kenny Dalglish’s first official role since his sacking as Liverpool manager in the 2011/12 season.  His appointment will be seen as a influential and positive step not just for the club but for the supporters and the fans as well.  His close affinity with the supporters can be linked with the tremendous amount of success Dalglish has had as a former player.  During his time as a Liverpool player, Dalglish has amounted six league titles and three European successes during the 70′s and 80′s.  At this point and time in Liverpool FC’s history, this was easily one of the best Liverpool sides in its existence.  Dalglish would continue to add to Liverpool’s trophy cabinet as he helped the club amass another three league titles in which his last title was won back in 1990. Dalglish was very excited about this appointment as he had this to say on the Liverpool official website, “I am looking forward to working with the board of directors and contributing to the strategic issues that affect Liverpool Football Club.  Liverpool has given me and my family so much since we came here just over 36 years ago and my priority is and will always be to have the club’s best interests at heart.”  This shows the passion that he has when it comes to Liverpool FC.  Dalglish lives and breathes Liverpool FC as he looks to help out the club in any way possible to get them back to the top in any way possible. John W Henry, the Fenway Sports Group owner, said: “We are delighted Kenny has accepted our offer to join Liverpool as a non-executive board director and we are sure he will make a valuable contribution to the club’s strategy.  Kenny has a unique relationship with our supporters and embodies everything that is special about Liverpool. We are thrilled that the club will benefit from his experience, and passion for the club and our supporters.  Kenny has a unique insight on the values and traditions that helped to make Liverpool one of the greatest sporting institutions, not just in football, but in world sport. We are proud and honoured to have him back at the club he has represented with such distinction.”  Kenny Dalglish has a special bond thats only going to bring the Liverpool FC supporters closer to the team as they have a legend in the back room staff. Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers met with Rodgers claiming that he had no hesitation about having a former manager and club legend rejoining the Liverpool FC board.  Rodgers was surprised with the former manager’s drive and pride in returning Liverpool FC to the top.  Rodgers had this to say about King Kenny, ”When I met with Kenny to discuss this appointment, I was struck by the passion and drive he still has in wanting to see Liverpool return to where it should be – one of the most successful clubs in the world.  We are all together in that goal – owners and supporters, players and management and also icons such as Kenny Dalglish. I want people around us who have this club and what it stands for in their heart.” This should be seen as a very positive step for Liverpool FC as they try to increase their fan base across Europe and the rest of the world.  Their intentions of coming back on the bigger stages of football is soon becoming a reality.
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