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Kenny Dalglish's Hilarious Reaction Upon Receiving His Knighthood Letter

Kenny Dalglish's Hilarious Reaction Upon Receiving His Knighthood Letter

Kenny Dalglish has always been King Kenny when it comes to Anfield but now the Liverpool legend will be known as Sir Kenny wherever he goes. Although in typical humble fashion he actually thought he was in trouble.

There isn't much that Kenny Dalglish hasn't done for Liverpool football club. As a player the Scot won five league titles and three European cups and as a manager he won three further titles, with one of those as a player/manager.

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But his biggest achievement as manager of the Reds was getting them out the other side from the Hillsborough tragedy with his efforts in the aftermath describes as "colossal and heroic" as he attended many funerals of the victims.

Dalglish went on to win the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers and eventually returned to Anfield for a second spell where he won the League Cup in 2012.

On Friday night it was announced that Dalglish would be knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool.

But the 67 year old revealed that when he got the letter he actually thought it was something very different, saying:

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"I got a letter through the door. I thought it was the taxman!

"I saw a wee bit of the crown but as I went to open it the doorbell went so I said to Marina [his wife], 'here' and she went, 'Ooooh...' That was it."

King Kenny with the European Cup and First Division title. Images: PA Images
King Kenny with the European Cup and First Division title. Images: PA Images

Of course as Kenny went to open the door Marina found out that it was something a bit more interesting than a letter from the taxman.

The pair also founded the The Marina Dalglish Appeal in 2002 which raises charity to help treat cancer and they helped open Centre for Oncology at University Hospital Aintree after they raised £1.5 million.

Dalglish wasn't the only sports personality on the list with Anthony Joshua given an OBE for services to sport, Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold receiving an OBE for services to Winter Olympic sport and Jermain Defoe also getting an OBE for services to the Jermain Defoe Foundation for underprivileged children.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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