Kenny Dalglish, Anfield, 07/06/18.

“A man of fantastic dignity”, “humble and brilliant” – The best reaction as King Kenny becomes Sir Kenny

Kenny Dalglish was awarded a much-deserved knighthood on Friday evening, and the tributes pouring in have been plentiful for the King.

For his contributions on the football pitch as well as off it, Dalglish has represented a beacon of light for many, for his behaviour, his words and his human qualities.

And in the wake of him receiving what many feel is an overdue awarding of a knighthood, fans and media alike were quick to applaud the decision and Dalglish himself.


Former players were queuing up to offer their congratulations—not just ex-Reds, but from other clubs and even rivals


Journalists and reporters were unanimous in noting Dalglish’s important contributions


There were plenty of features written on Dalglish’s achievements and what made him so worthy of a knighthood

“But it is Dalglish’s response to Hillsborough, immediately comforting fans and families, and his eternal compassion that defines him as a great man, an altruistic servant to club and community. Nobody would walk alone with Dalglish around. He was there for them, whatever the cost to his mind and body.

King Kenny should be Sir Kenny for his stature as a man, for his principles, for being strong for his community when most needed. For doing the right thing.”
Henry Winter in the Times.


And, of course, the fans had their say on a momentous day for the man they have long called King Kenny.


Watch the full interview as Sir Kenny reflects on his Knighthood:

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