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Liverpool to unveil Kenny Dalglish Stand ahead of Man United visit next Saturday

Fenway Sports Group made the decision to re-name the Centenary Stand after Daglish in May, with the official unveiling due next week.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Anfield Dalglish won six league titles and three European Cups as a player. Source: Peter Byrne

LIVERPOOL WILL UNVEIL a new stand in honour of club legend Kenny Dalglish when Manchester United visit Anfield next Saturday.

The club will officially unveil the “Kenny Dalglish Stand” with the visit of Jose Mourinho’s side to Merseyside, with mosaics and a programme cover also planned for the 66-year-old.

Dalglish won six league titles and three European Cups during 13 years at Liverpool, while also managing the club to a League Cup success in 2012.

Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group made the decision to re-name Anfield’s Centenary Stand after Dalglish back in May “in honour of the Scot’s immeasurable contribution to the Reds both on and off the field.”

“Work on branding the Kenny Dalglish Stand is well under way,” the club said in a statement on Friday, “with the installation of illuminated signage and exterior graphics to the front and inside of the stand beginning this week, set for completion ahead of the official fan unveiling at the clash with United.

“To celebrate the occasion, a special mosaic will be revealed across the Kenny Dalglish Stand and the Kop ahead of kick-off and the matchday programme will feature a cover dedicated to the Liverpool legend.”

Liverpool currently sit in seventh spot in the Premier League following a run of two draws and one defeat in their last four outings, while rivals United sit joint-top with six wins from seven since August.

Dalglish is considered to be one of the Liverpool’s greatest ever players, however the club also highlighted his contributions off the field, particularly following the Hillsborough disaster, as reason to recognise his dedication.

“Off the field, his contribution is simply immeasurable to the club and the city of Liverpool,” the club said in May, “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.”

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