Liverpool owner John Henry has welcomed the return of Kenny Dalglish as a director at the club.
Dalglish, who was sacked as manager in 2012, is understood to be delighted with the chance to return in some sort of capacity to Liverpool.
The Scot is regarded as one of the club's greatest figures. As a player, he helped the Reds to win three European cups. In his first spell as manager, he managed to win three first division titles, as well as the FA Cup on two occasions. Dalglish returned for an unsuccessful spell as manager in 2011 but was sacked after Liverpool's failure to improve performances on the pitch.
Quoted on Sky Sports, Henry said: "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."
Indeed, Dalglish was widely praised for his handling of the club in the aftermath of the disaster at the Hillsborough stadium, earning further respect from the families of victims.
He also fought to uncover the truth amidst allegations of a police cover-up following Hillsborough.
"His support of the campaign for justice since 1989 has been unfailing and inspirational and has given him a status that goes far beyond that of a mere sporting figure," said Henry.
The move to appoint Dalglish comes as Henry and Tom Werner, the other owner of the club, attempt to improve Liverpool's fortunes on and off the pitch.
"From the dressing room to the boardroom, we are creating a structure that will take Liverpool back to the top," continued Henry.
"It is not an easy task. 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."
Currently top of the Premier League, Rodgers' team are doing all the right things to achieve their immediate goal of Champions League football.
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