Kenny Dalglish: The Liverpool years

 

Kenny Dalglish was today sacked as manager of Liverpool. Here, we guide you through his time at Anfield...

1977: August 10 - Joins Liverpool from Celtic in a British record £440,000 deal.

August 13 - Makes Liverpool debut in Charity Shield encounter with Manchester United.

August 20 - Scores first Liverpool goal after just seven minutes of league debut against Middlesbrough at Ayresome Park.

August 23 - Nets on Anfield debut as the Reds beat Newcastle 2-0.

1978: Tops the club's goalscoring chart at the end of first full season with Liverpool, his one-in-two ratio bringing 31 goals in 62 appearances.

May 10 - Scores the winning goal in the European Cup final against FC Brugge at Wembley.

1979: Awarded the Football Writers' Player of the Year award as Liverpool wrap up the First Division championship.

1980: Wins second league title with Liverpool.

1981: Liverpool win the League Cup, but the big prize comes as the Reds clinch the third European Cup of the Bob Paisley era.

1982: Liverpool claim another league title and a second successive League Cup win.

1983: A third League Cup triumph is capped by securing back-to-back league titles. Dalglish's contribution is recognised as he wins both main player of the year awards.

1984: Now playing under Joe Fagan, Dalglish is again inspirational as Liverpool clinch a famous treble, lifting the European Cup, league title and League Cup.

1985: May 29 - Hours before the ill-fated European Cup final against Juventus at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Fagan announced he would retire at the end of the season, leaving Dalglish to step up to a player/manager role.

1986: With English clubs banned from Europe in the wake of the Heysel disaster, Dalglish secured a league and FA Cup double, scoring the goal which won the First Division crown.

1987: Liverpool finish the 1986-87 season without any of the major domestic prizes.

1988: Dalglish signs Peter Beardsley, John Barnes and John Aldridge and his new-look side win a second title under his tenure as player-manager.

1989: April 15 - Dalglish endures his darkest hour as Liverpool manager when 96 fans of the club die in a crush at Hillsborough at FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

May 20 - Just five weeks after the events of Hillsborough, Dalglish leads Liverpool to an emotional 3-2 win over Everton in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

1990: May 1 - Makes his final appearance for the club at the age of 38, coming on as a second-half substitute in Liverpool's last home game of the season against Derby, by which time the Reds were league champions for the third time under Dalglish and for the 18th time in total. He retired with a record of 172 goals in 515 first-team games for the club.

1991: February 22 - Dalglish ends his long association with Liverpool as he stands down as manager on health grounds.

2009: July 3 - Dalglish is appointed to a senior role at the Liverpool academy and is also to act as a club ambassador.

2010: June - Asked to help find Rafael Benitez's successor. After completing his search puts himself forward for consideration but is rejected by the board. Roy Hodgson is eventually appointed.

2011: January 8 - Following Hodgson's departure, Dalglish takes charge of Liverpool until the end of the season.

May 12 - Signs a three-year deal to remain at Anfield.

December 21: Incurs widespread criticism for joining players by wearing a T-shirt in a show of support for Luis Suarez, accused of racially abusing Patrice Evra.

2012: February 12: Publicly apologises for "conduct not befitting of a Liverpool manager" during a television interview after defeat at Manchester United prior to which Suarez refused to shake the hand of Evra.

February 26 - Ends Liverpool's six-year trophy drought with a Carling Cup victory over Cardiff at Wembley.

April 12: Liverpool chairman Tom Werner states owners Fenway Sports Group have "great confidence in Kenny and he enjoys our full support".

May 5 - Liverpool lose FA Cup final 2-1 to Chelsea.

May 13 - A defeat at Swansea condemns Liverpool to their lowest league finish (eighth) for 18 years and their lowest points tally (52) since 1953/54. Flies out to Boston for meeting with principal owner John Henry and Werner.

May 16: Contract terminated by the club.

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