Sir Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool FC legend who has helped heal a community in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster and has raised millions to fight cancer, is to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Mirror Pride of Sport Awards in partnership with TSB.

Sir Kenny had huge success as a player and manager, amassing 26 major honours, including 13 league titles and three European Cups with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Celtic.

But his actions following 1989's Hillsborough disaster are arguably where he cemented his place at Anfield.

Following the deaths of the 96 fans on that fateful day, he organised hospital visits to the injured, spent time with bereaved families and made sure Liverpool were represented at every single funeral, attending many himself.

Sir Kenny with his wife, Marina Credit: pa

Away from football, he has raised millions of pounds for charity. In 2004 he founded The Marina Dalglish Appeal after his wife successfully fought breast cancer.

The awards ceremony will be at the Grosvenor House hotel in London's Park Lane.