Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has expressed his regret at not having been able to witness any club matches, sitting among the club’s most ardent fans in the Kop.
The 62 year old Liverpool great has written in his autobiography, ‘Kenny Dalglish My Life’: “The thing about the Kop is that you wanted to be in there, but you couldn’t because you were playing. I wanted to get in there and experience it. The only time I was on the Kop properly was after Hillsborough – I walked through with the kids. Since then, I’ve sat on the Kop for a number of Hillsborough anniversary services, but never for a game.”
Dalglish also expressed hope that one day he would be able to sit among fans and watch a match, anonymously: “I’d like to do it anonymously. I wouldn’t want to do it with a fanfare or for any PR or publicity. I would just love to be in there with the fans, who have always chanted my name.”
Dalglish joined Liverpool in 1977 from Celtic and played for the Reds till 1990 during which time he won a plethora of honours, including three European Cups. Between 1985 and 1991, Dalglish was the player-manager at the club. He returned to manage the club in 2011, but was sacked the very next summer.
The 62 year old has also coached Blackburn Rovers in the past, winning the 1994-95 Premier League title with them. He has also managed Newcastle United and Celtic.