world news Queen’s Birthday Honours: Kenny Dalglish knighted, Anthony Joshua becomes OBE


Kenny Dalglish celebrates Liverpool’s victory over Bruges within the 1978 European Cup remaining when he scored the successful purpose – he additionally received the competitors in 1981 and 1984

Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted within the Queen’s Birthday Honours listing.

The 67-year-old, who received the European Cup 3 times whereas taking part in for the Reds and later managed the membership, stated he was “humbled however gratified”.

He was additionally recognised for supporting Hillsborough victims and his charity work with the Marina Dalglish Attraction.

“I assumed it was a tax invoice,” Dalglish informed BBC Radio Merseyside. “For the household, it is an enormous honour.”

Dalglish, who began his profession at Celtic, is Scotland’s most-capped participant, having made 102 appearances for his nation.

He stated: “It will not make any distinction to me, I will simply perhaps want to alter my passport!

“However simply because we’re a wee bit embarrassed about it does not underestimate how happy and proud we’re to have obtained it.

“I hope everybody who got here into our lives enjoys it as nicely.”

Dalglish is the one sporting determine knighted within the Queen’s Birthday Honours listing.

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and two-time Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold are appointed OBEs, as is Bournemouth’s former England striker Jermain Defoe.

From ‘King Kenny’ to ‘Sir Kenny’

Dalglish attended lots of the Hillsborough funerals, together with that of Gary Church with Liverpool gamers Gary Ablett, John Aldridge and John Barnes

Born within the east finish of Glasgow and the son of an engineer, Dalglish made his Celtic debut in 1968. He received 4 Scottish league titles and 4 Scottish Cups earlier than becoming a member of Liverpool in 1977.

In his first season at Anfield he scored the one purpose within the 1978 European Cup remaining, and likewise lifted the trophy in 1981 and 1984.

Dalglish received six league titles as a Liverpool participant, scoring 172 objectives in 515 appearances.

He turned player-manager in 1985, and was on the touchline for his or her ill-fated FA Cup semi-final towards Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989.

Ninety-six Liverpool followers died because of a crush within the away finish of the bottom.

Dalglish helped help the bereaved households and made positive the membership was represented on the funerals of all 96 victims, attending many himself.

Having received three titles as Liverpool supervisor, he left in 1991, main Blackburn to the Premier League title 4 years later. He additionally managed Newcastle and Celtic, and had a second spell as Liverpool boss from 2011-2012.

Dalglish’s daughter, broadcaster Kelly Cates, responds to messages of goodwill for her mother and father on Twitter

After his spouse Marina recovered from breast most cancers, they arrange the Marina Dalglish Appeal