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Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE (born 4 March 1951, Glasgow, Scotland, UK) is most noted for his phenomenal successes playing and managing Liverpool FC. On 10th August 1977, Liverpool manager Bob Paisley paid £440,000, a British record at the time, to bring Dalglish in from Scottish club Celtic, as a replacement for Kevin Keegan, an Anfield hero. He made his LFC debut, wearing Keegan's famous number seven shirt in the Charity Shield, at Wembley on 13 August 1977. At the end of his first season, Dalglish had played 62 times, scoring 31 goals. These included the winning goal in the 1978 European Cup final at Wembley. His years at Liverpool marked the club's most successful period, winning seven league titles, three European Cups and five domestic cups. He is widely acknowledged as one of the games all time greats. In 2009, he was named by FourFourTwo football magazine as the greatest post-war British striker, and he was placed first in Liverpool's list of '100 Players Who Shook The Kop'.
'He is one of the best players I have ever seen and one of the best players in the history of football.'
'When I was growing up my hero was Di Stefano. Kenny for me was on a par with Di Stefano. That is the best compliment I can pay him.'