Myth Liverpool and British football, Kenny Dalglish is one of the most successful players of all time. Footballer with ease gifted scorer and assistant, was erected in the reference leader and teams being considered the best player in Scottish history.
Kenny Dalglish (1951, Glasgow) passed a test with Liverpool with just 15. Technicians from the Reds did not see much of a future in that adolescent overweight and something Dalglish returned crestfallen to Glasgow. There he was in for a surprise. Celtic offered him the opportunity to be part of one of the biggest teams in the country. Despite being a fan of the Rangers, Kenny signed his first professional contract with Celtic in 1967. The following year he made his debut with the first team and was gradually becoming a hole in the side.
In 1971 he became the main offensive reference Scottish side. In six seasons with Celtic held five leagues and four cups scoring 167 goals in 320 games. The King was a legend of Scottish football. With his selection, stroked the pass to the next stage in the 1974 World Cup, but the three-way tie with Brazil and Yugoslavia were left out by goal average.
Four years later, again were about to get into second round eventually winning Holland, future runner, 3-2. Dalglish scored a goal, but his team came to stay at the gates of a great result. His last appearance in a World Cup came in 1982 and history repeated itself.
The Reds come knocking
In 1977, Liverpool decides to make a major outlay for the player who had rejected a decade earlier. The transfer of Dalglish was the most expensive up to that time in British football. Bob Peasley was his main supporter and the Scot arrived with the difficult task of replacing Kevin Keegan who had gone to Hamburg. The King inherited the ’7 ‘and soon wins over the fans with his goals, passing and leadership.
On May 10, 1978, at Wembley Stadium, Liverpool sought his second consecutive European Cup. Dalglish would be the main character of that game by scoring the winning goal for the Reds.
The following year would the first of his seven Premier League. In 1980 he was voted best player of the year in England and had already established itself as a high reference Liverpool. Rush later said he only run knowing the accurate pass Dalglish end coming.
In 1981, Liverpool took another European Cup, this time in Paris and with Real Madrid as a victim Juanito. The Reds were one of the highlights of its history and Dalglish was beginning to shape his team myth Anfield. In 1984, already 33 years old, held their third European Cup defeating AS Roma on penalties.