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Liverpool to officially open Kenny Dalglish stand

The Kenny Dalglish stand will be officially opened prior to Liverpool's clash with Manchester United on October 14. Credit: PA

Liverpool will officially unveil the newly-named Kenny Dalglish Stand at the home match against Manchester United on October 14.

Work on branding and installation of illuminated signage and exterior graphics to the front and inside of what was formerly known as the Centenary Stand, began this week.

A special mosaic will be revealed across the Kenny Dalglish Stand and the Kop ahead of kick-off and the match-day programme will feature a cover dedicated to the former player and manager.

Alonso backs Gerrard to manage Liverpool

Xabi Alonso has back Steven Gerrard to manage Liverpool. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has backed Steven Gerrard to become a future first-team manager at the club.

Following retirement Gerrard began his coaching career at the Reds' academy in February and this season has taken charge of the under-18s side, also leading an under-19s team in the UEFA Youth League.

Alonso, recently retired himself, believes this is just the start for his former team-mate.

"I'm following the early steps of his career closely and for sure he has all the attributes to become a big manager and a Liverpool manager one day," the Spaniard told liverpoolfc.com.

"You can be a great player but being a manager is a different task. For sure, he's really focused and if he's able to deliver that message he will be a good one."

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