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Liverpool owner welcomes Dalglish's return

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Liverpool owner John W Henry has welcomed the return of club legend Kenny Daglish, and he believes he will help get the Reds back to being a dominant force again.

Daglish is back at Anfield after accepting an offer to be a non-executive director on the board.

The Scot was sacked by the club back in May 2012 after Liverpool could only manage an eighth-place finish in the Premier League. However, during the 2011/12 season, he led the Reds to League Cup glory and a FA Cup final.

But Henry says Daglish's return can only be good towards helping the club move forward.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “Kenny is a towering figure in the history of Liverpool Football Club. Along with Bill Shankly, he embodies what the club stands for.

“As a player and a manager, Kenny established his position as a football great. But that is only half the story. His compassion and leadership in the immediate aftermath of Hillsborough brought great solace to the families of the 96."

He added: "Kenny brings the sort of intelligence, experience and knowledge that will help us reach our goals.

“Tom (Werner), Ian (Ayre), Brendan (Rodgers) and I along with every single Liverpool supporter, staff member and player want to welcome back Kenny with the same warmth and depth of feeling that he has shown for his club over these decades.”

Henry's company, the Fenway Sports Group, bought Liverpool back in 2010, and have appointed three managers during their time at the club, Roy Hodgson, Daglish, and current manager Brendan Rodgers.

The American received criticism for the sacking of the Kop legend, who led the club to their first silverware for six years in the cup final shootout win over Cardiff City at Wembley.


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