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Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish knighted and expresses gratitude as he is honoured for services to football and outside of the game

SIR KENNY

Dalglish is one of the Reds’ biggest ever gamers, however has additionally obtained the knighthood for the assist he supplied for the households effected by the Hillsborough catastrophe as effectively as serving to his spouse Marina’s charity work

Kenny Dalglish has expressed his gratitude for his profitable football profession after being knighted by Prince Charles.

The Liverpool and Scotland legend obtained the honour on Thursday for his services on and off the pitch.

Sir Kenny receives the knighthood from Prince Charles

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Sir Kenny receives the knighthood from Prince Charles

He is affectionately recognized as “King Kenny” by Liverpool followers due to his profitable taking part in and managerial spells at the membership. He additionally gained the Premier League title as Blackburn boss in the 1994/95 marketing campaign.

Sir Kenny additionally obtained the honour for his assist throughout the aftermath of the Hillsborough catastrophe and the charity work he has accomplished alongside his spouse, Marina, which has helped increase greater than £10million to assist deal with most cancers.

He mentioned: “The football was one thing that you just regarded ahead to and you wished to do it and you have been fortunate that you just acquired that far and made that a lot success.

“Then you move on in your life, and life for me is all about helping people.”

Sir Kenny paid tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster after receiving the honour

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Sir Kenny paid tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough catastrophe after receiving the honour

Sir Kenny additionally mentioned the victims of the Hillsborough catastrophe have been in his ideas.

He added: “They additionally stood beside us many, many occasions. We solely did for them what I might count on you to do for someone.

“They helped us on many events, sadly it was in higher circumstances, possibly throughout a game, so when their time got here it was not a lot to ask, that we may flip into being the supporter.

“It just came naturally to everybody. We never did it for any outside accolades. We did it because we thought it was right.”

The day additionally noticed Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe awarded an OBE for services to his basis.

Defoe shaped a powerful bond with Bradley Lowery whereas taking part in for Sunderland, with the little boy repeatedly being picked as a mascot for the Black Cats whereas he battled neuroblastoma.

And the striker devoted the award to Bradley, who died in July 2017, aged six.

Defoe mentioned: “I might love to dedicate this superb day, this OBE to my little buddy Bradley, everybody is aware of the relationship I had with Bradley. I’ve acquired this for the Jermain Defoe Foundation however above all of that I believe it’s the relationship I had with him that was particular.

Defoe dedicated his OBE to Bradley Lowery

Defoe devoted his OBE to Bradley Lowery

“You by no means count on to obtain any award, so to obtain one thing like this, of course it nonetheless hurts.

“I’ve got some great memories of Bradley, but to receive something like this today, it makes me feel good.”


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