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Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish joins club's Board

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish has returned to the football club after accepting an invitation to join as non-executive director.

Dalglish's second term as Reds manager ended in May 2012 despite League Cup success after the club finished eighth in the Premier League.

Kenny Dalglish joins Liverpool's board. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Dalglish said: "It is an honour and privilege to be asked to return to Liverpool as a Director of the Club. I have always said if there is anything I could do to help this Club I would make myself available - when the call came I had no hesitation.

"Liverpool has given me and my family so much since we came here just over 36 years ago and my priority is and will always be to have the Club's best interests at heart."

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Dalglish: 'The families' search to see justice done goes on'

The events of yesterday means the dignified search for justice has been given a platform to build on.

The sad thing is that 41 of the victims could have been saved and for their families there was obviously great upset.

The Prime Minister spoke very well, and MPs Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram have done a fantastic job at getting the release of the papers brought forward, while great credit should also go to the panel when you consider how much information they had to work through.

The aims remain the same for the families and their search to see justice done goes on.

A start would be for the death certificates and the coroner’s report to be changed from accidental death to unlawful killing.

However, it was a very encouraging day and a big step towards eventual closure.

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Dalglish's wife: It feels like a wake

Marina Dalglish, the wife of the sacked Liverpool FC manager Kenny Dalglish, has tweeted about yesterday's events:

Dalglish on 'honour' of managing Liverpool

It has been an honour and a privilege to have had the chance to come back to Liverpool Football Club as Manager. I greatly appreciate the work that Steve, Kevin, the players and all of the staff put in during my time and feel proud that we delivered the Club's first trophy in six years winning the Carling Cup and came close to a second trophy in the FA Cup Final. Of course I am disappointed with results in the league, but I would not have swapped the Carling Cup win for anything as I know how much it meant to our fans and the Club to be back winning trophies.

– Kenny Dalglish

John Henry: 'Kenny is the heart and soul of the club'

Principal owner John Henry heaped praise on the outgoing manager in a statement on the Liverpool FC website:

Kenny will always be more than a championship winning manager, more than a championship winning star player. He is in many ways the heart and soul of the club. He personifies everything that is good about Liverpool Football Club. He has always put the Club and its supporters first. Kenny will always be a part of the family at Anfield.

Our job now is to identify and recruit the right person to take this Club forward and build on the strong foundations put in place during the last 18 months.

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