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Liverpool boss delighted by return of a legend

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is delighted to see Anfield legends being brought back to the club.

Last week Kenny Dalglish, who won nine league titles with the Reds as a player and manager, was appointed to the board of directors at Anfield. 

Rodgers has been quick to give the appointment his approval, and would welcome more former stars back at the club.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Rodgers said: "It was very important. I said when I came in here, I was looking to bring back some of those iconic figures who have played a great part in the history of this club.

"We've done it in the football staff, the likes of Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Rob Jones. Someone like Kenny coming back is brilliant for everyone; he's coming back as a non-executive director."

Dalglish is now into his third spell at the club, having first played for and managed the side between 1977 and 1991 before returning as manager between 2011 and 2012.

The Scot was a part of three of Liverpool's five European Cup winning squads and was praised for his actions after the Hillsborough disaster, attending numerous victims' funerals. 

His continued backing of the 'Justice for the 96' campaign only furthered Dalglish's standing among Liverpool supporters and Rodgers says that bond is vital, he said: "It's very important to have people like Kenny, who know the heart and soul of the club and the supporters can identify with. That's great for our growth."

Dalglish was the last Liverpool manager to lift the league title and Rodgers will hope to emulate 'King Kenny' after an impressive start to the season.

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