Timeline of Kenny Dalglish's time at Anfield as player and manager
Created by LiverpoolEchonews on Jan 8, 2011
Last updated: 05/12/11 at 01:33 AM
After Roy Hodgson's departure as manager, Dalglish is appointed as his replacement until the end of the season by new club owner John Henry. Almost twenty years after his exit as manager in February 1991, Dalglish's first assignment is an FA Cup third round tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Eighteen years after leaving his post as manager, Dalglish returns to Anfield to assume a senior role at the LFC Academy and to also act as a club ambassador.
Just days after an epic 4-4 FA Cup draw with Everton at Goodison, Dalglish shocks the football world by retiring from his post as team manager, citing the pressure of over 20 years at the top of the game. He later admits the strain put on his health by the Hillsborough disaster was also a major factor.
Having lost their League title to Arsenal's last-gasp win at Anfield the year before, Dalglish's men bounce back in 1989/90 to claim the club's 18th League championship - With his third title in five years secured, the boss makes his last appearance as a player before the trophy is presented against Derby County
After a period of mourning, Liverpool face neighbours Everton in the second all-Merseyside FA Cup Final in three years. A classic final sees the Reds triumph 3-2 with Dalglish dedicating the victory to those still suffering because of the Hillsborough tragedy
After 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives at the FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield, Dalglish acts a shining light for the bereaved families and a devastated city to help support them through the trauma
With his playing days all but behind him, Dalglish assembles a team including John Barnes, Peter Beardsley and John Aldridge that plays some of the best football Anfield has ever seen giving him a second league title in three seasons
After an amazing run of 11 wins and a draw in the last dozen games of the season, Dalglish's goal at Chelsea clinches the League title before a week later deposed champions Everton are beaten 3-1 at Wembley to clinch the club's first ever League and FA Cup double
A day after one of the darkest days in the club's history when 39 Juventus fans died at the European Cup Final at Heysel, Dalglish replaces Joe Fagan as Liverpool's first player-manager
A curling equaliser against Ipswich at Portman Road enables Dalglish to become the first man to score 100 League goals both North and South of the border - watch below
Welshman Ian Rush arrived at Anfield in April 1980 and after an inital settling-in period, formed one of the deadliest strking partnerships British football has ever seen alongside Dalglish, as exemplified by this goal against Watford in 1982
Dalglish lights up one of Liverpool's best ever title wins - only 16 goals conceded and some ethereal football played, including a 7-0 annihilation of Spurs. The Reds fall short of a League and FA Cup double but not before Dalglish scores a sublime goal against Manchester United in the semi-final at Maine Road (see link)
After bagging 30 goals in 61 games, Dalglish crowns his opening season by scoring the winner against Belgian side Bruges in the European Cup Final at Wembley making Liverpool the first English side to retain the trophy
The new signing makes his debut for League and European champions Liverpool against Manchester United in the Charity Shield at Wembley - the game finished goalless but Dalglish scored on his league debut at Middlesbrough a week later and his Anfield debut against Newcastle three days after that
After scoring 167 goals in 269 appearances for Glasgow Celtic, Bob Paisley replaces Hamburg-bound Kevin Keegan by paying a British record £440,000 to bring in Kenny Dalglish - Paisley later said,
"I just hoped that after the trials and tribulations of my early years in management, someone up high would smile on me and guide my hand. My plea was answered when we got Kenny Dalglish. What a player, what a great professional!"