Dalglish can help Liverpool back to the top, says Henry

Liverpool owner John W Henry believes Kenny Dalglish will be part of a structure to take Liverpool back to the top, Sky Sports has reported.

The Scot accepted the offer to join the club’s board last week, despite being sacked by Henry in May 2012 following Liverpool’s eighth-placed finish in the Premier League.

Henry believes Dalglish’s return will be vital for the club’s structure and future ambitions. “As a player and a manager, Kenny established his position as a football great,” Henry said. “But that is only half the story. His compassion and leadership in the immediate aftermath of Hillsborough brought great solace to the families of the 96.

From the dressing room to the boardroom, we are creating a structure that will take Liverpool back to the top. It is not an easy task. Kenny brings the sort of intelligence, experience and knowledge that will help us reach our goals.

Tom (Werner), Ian (Ayre), Brendan (Rodgers) and I along with every single Liverpool supporter, staff member and player want to welcome back Kenny with the same warmth and depth of feeling that he has shown for his club over these decades.

Dalglish won the League Cup with Liverpool in the 2011-12 season, but lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup final the same year. As a player, Dalglish appeared more than 350 times for the Reds between 1977 and 1990, and is also Scotland’s most capped player of all time with 102 appearances and joint-leading goal scorer with 30 goals.

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