Yuko Ogura (小倉 優子 Ogura Yūko, born November 1, 1983 in Mobara, Chiba) is a Japanese gravure idol and model who typically aimed for the cute, innocent schoolgirl look prior to her 2011 marriage. She is represented by Platinum Production.
Ogura regularly, if not entirely seriously, claims to be one “Princess Apple-Momoka” (りんごももか姫) of the apple-shaped planet Korin. This is apparently an in-joke dating back to her middle school days. Having an alternate name was trendy at one point, and one of her friends told her that she looked like a Momoka. She liked the name and still uses it today.
She is known outside Japan for her song “Onna no Ko ♡ Otoko no Ko” (オンナのコ♡オトコのコ, “Girls ♡ Boys”) which is the ending theme of the anime School Rumble. Ogura’s fame as a model has also spread beyond Japan and she was named as one of the “7 most irresistibly cute Japanese idols” by the Thailand version of FHM magazine in 2010.
She married Isao Kikuchi on October 10, 2011, in Hawaii. In March 2017, Ogura announced that she and Kikuchi were divorcing.In December 2018 she had married for the second time.
Saaya Irie (born November 15, 1993) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, model and singer.
Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. In addition to her modeling work she has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs.
She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.
Irie was born in Kitakyushu , Fukuoka , Japan. During her childhood she idolized Yoshika, a fashion model from Kitakyushu, but she gained fame for her professional glamour modeling as a U-15 idol , making her debut at age 11.
Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the Internet. In October 2015, Saaya released her 12th photobook, and appeared in 42 solo gravure idol DVDs through 2016 ………. MORE (Article by : Wiki)
Saaya Irie (入江紗綾, Irie Saaya?, born November 15, 1993, in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan) is a Japanese actress, seiyū, junior idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. As of September 2006, her height is 150 centimeters (59 in).
She has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs including the recent live action TV drama adaptation of the Jigoku Shoujo series. She has also done voice work, appearing in the recent anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizu. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.
Saaya, Tsubomi (紗綾「ボミ」) ISBN 4-08-780435-6,2005.
Saaya, Saaya 11 years old (紗綾「紗綾11歳」) ISBN 4-8211-2660-5, 2005.
Saaya, Saaya 11 years old Fugue (紗綾「さあや11歳(フーガ) 」)
Saaya Irie (入江紗綾 Irie Saaya, born November 15, 1993) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, gravure idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya.
In addition to her modeling work she has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs. She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.
As a Model
Irie was born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. During her childhood she idolized Yoshika, a fashion model from Kitakyushu, but she gained fame for her professional glamour modeling as a U-15 idol, making her debut at age 11. Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the Internet. In October 2015, Saaya released her 12th photobook, and appeared in 44 solo gravure idol DVDs through 2017.
After making her debut as a model, she still lived in Fukuoka Prefecture where she attended elementary school and middle school, but moved to Tokyo when she turned 16. In August 2014, she contracted Dengue fever during the 2014 Dengue fever outbreak.
Kyuyo Meisai (TV Tokyo)
Gekito! Idol Yokibou (July 2006)
Government Crime Investigation Agent Zaizen Jotaro (TV Asahi)
Hell Girl (2007 Live action), Tsugumi Shibata (Nippon TV)
Manga-Kissa Toshi-Densetsu Noroi no Manna san (BS-i)
Gekito! Idol Yokibou (Osaka Broadcasting Corporation, released on July 2006)
Kyo no Gononi (as Chika Koizumi; produced by avex)
Note: She only sang for the Sweet Kiss version of the opening and ending songs and did not play Chika in the OVA itself. Mai Kadowaki played Chika. On the special edition of the DVD series there was a special audio track. Saaya and Chase were on the second audio track.
God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand or Kami no hidarite Akuma no migite (神の左手 悪魔の右手) 2006
Shibuya Kaidan parts 1 & 1 (渋谷怪談 THEリアル都市伝説) 2006
Kani Goalkeeper （かにゴールキーパー） 2006
Carved or Kuchisake-onna (口裂け女) 2007 (all members of Chase in this movie)
Pussy Soup (The Cat Cook) or Neko Râmen Taishô (猫ラーメン大将) 2008
Hard Revenge Milly 2008
Girl’s Box 2008
Yamagata sukurîm 2009
Seifuku sabaigâru I 2010
The Purple Mirror (horror) 2010
Rock and Roll Diet 2010
Yomutoshinu: Death Comic Part I and Part II (movie version) 2011
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (Indonesian: [baxaˈrudːin ˈjusuf haˈbibi] (About this soundlisten); 25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer and politician who was the president of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. Only two months after his inauguration as vice president on March 1998, he succeeded Suharto who resigned after thirty-some years in office. His presidency is seen as a landmark and transition to the Reformation era. Upon becoming president, he liberalized Indonesia’s press and political party laws, and held an early democratic election three years sooner than it should have been, which resulted in the end of his presidency. Initially intended to serve until 10 and 11 March 2003 in his respective offices, his eventual 517-day presidency and 71-day vice presidency are the shortest in the country’s history.
Habibie was a native of Parepare, now of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province. His parents, Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie, an agriculturist of Gorontalese descent, and R. A. Tuti Marini Puspowardojo, a Javanese noblewoman from Yogyakarta, met while studying in Bogor. Habibie’s family comes from Kabila, a village in eastern part of Gorontalo Province. He was the fourth of eight children. Habibie’s father died when he was 14 years old.
Studies and Career in Europe
Habibie went to Delft, the Netherlands, to study aviation and aerospace at the Technische Hogeschool Delft (Delft University of Technology), but for political reasons (the West New Guinea dispute between the Netherlands and Indonesia), he had to continue his study at the Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University) in Aachen, Germany. In 1960, Habibie received an engineer’s degree in Germany with the title Diplom-Ingenieur. He remained in Germany as a research assistant under Hans Ebner at the Lehrstuhl und Institut für Leichtbau, RWTH Aachen to conduct research for his doctoral degree.
In 1962, Habibie returned to Indonesia for three months on sick leave. During this time, he was reacquainted with Hasri Ainun, the daughter of R. Mohamad Besari. Habibie had known Hasri Ainun in childhood, junior high school and in senior high school at SMA Kristen Dago (Dago Christian Senior High School), Bandung. The two married on 12 May 1962, returning to Germany shortly afterwards. Habibie and his wife settled in Aachen for a short period before moving to Oberforstbach. In May 1963 they had a son, Ilham Akbar Habibie
Habibie later found employment with the railway stock firm Waggonfabrik Talbot, where he became an advisor in designing train wagons. Due to his work with Makosh, the head of train constructions offered his position to Habibie upon retirement three years later, but Habibie refused the position.
In 1965, Habibie delivered his thesis in aerospace engineering and received the grade of “very good” for his dissertation, giving him the title Doktoringenieur (Dr.-Ing.). During the same year, he accepted Hans Ebner’s offer to continue his research on Thermoelastisitas and work toward his Habilitation, but he declined the offer to join RWTH as a professor per se. His thesis about light construction for supersonic or hypersonic states also attracted offers of employment from companies such as Boeing and Airbus, which Habibie again declined.
Habibie did accept a position with Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm in Hamburg. There, he developed theories on thermodynamics, construction, and aerodynamics known as the Habibie Factor, Habibie Theorem, and Habibie Method, respectively. He worked for Messerschmitt on the development of the Airbus A-300B aircraft. In 1974, he was promoted to vice president of the company.
Career in Indonesia
In 1974, Suharto recruited Habibie to return to Indonesia as part of Suharto’s drive to industrialize and develop the country. Habibie initially served as a special assistant to Ibnu Sutowo, the CEO of state oil company Pertamina. Two years later, in 1976, Habibie was made Chief Executive Officer of the new state-owned enterprise Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara (IPTN). (In 1985, PT. Nurtanio changed its name to Indonesian Aviation Industry and is now known as Indonesian Aerospace (Dirgantara)). In 1978, he was appointed as Minister of Research and Technology. He continued to play an important role in IPTN other “strategic” industries in this post. By the 1980s, IPTN had grown considerably, specializing in the manufacture of helicopters and small passenger planes; by 1991, Habibie oversaw ten state-owned industries including ship- and train-building, steel, arms, communications, and energy. A 1993 estimate determined that the estimates used nearly $2 billion a year in state funding, although the government’s opaque accounting practices meant that the size of the industries was not completely known.
In developing Indonesia’s aviation industry, he adopted an approach called “Begin at the End and End at the Beginning”. In this method, elements such as basic research became the last things upon which to focus, whilst actual manufacturing of the planes was placed as the first objective. Under Habibie’s leadership, IPTN became a manufacturer of aircraft including Puma helicopters and CASA planes. It pioneered a small passenger airplane, the N-250 Gatotkaca, in 1995, but the project was a commercial failure.
When Habibie was State Minister for Research and Technology, he created the OFP (Overseas Fellowship Program), STMDP (Science Technology and Manpower Development Program) and STAID (Science and Technology for Industrial Development). These three programs provided scholarships to thousands of high school graduates to earn their bachelor’s degrees in the STEM fields and for other technical professionals to continue their study for master’s and doctorate program in the United States, Europe, Japan, and other countries.
Habibie was, continuously, a member of six Indonesian cabinets for over 20 years. He was first appointed as a cabinet member by president Suharto in 1978. He then served in another five cabinets (including the Development Reform Cabinet which, as president he formed after the resignation of Suharto in May 1998):
1978-1983: State Minister of Research and Technology in the Third Development Cabinet
1983-1988: State Minister of Research and Technology and Chair of the Research and Technology Implementation Board in the Fourth Development Cabinet
1988-1993: State Minister of Research and Technology and Chair of the Research and Technology Implementation Board in the Fifth Development Cabinet
1993-1998: State Minister of Research and Technology and Chair of the Research and Technology Implementation Board in the Sixth Development Cabinet
1998: Vice-president in the Seventh Development Cabinet
1998-1999: President in the Development Reform Cabinet
In Suharto’s regime, as was expected of senior government executives, Habibie became a member of the Golkar organisation. He was appointed as the deputy daily coordinator for the chairman of the executive board in 1992 by Suharto, and the following year he became the daily coordinator.
In January 1998, after accepting nomination for a seventh term as President, Suharto announced the selection criteria for the nomination of a vice president. Suharto did not mention Habibie by name, but his suggestion that the next vice president should have a mastery of science and technology made it obvious he had Habibie in mind.
In that year, in the midst of the Asian Financial Crisis, this suggestion was received badly, causing the rupiah to fall. Despite this, Habibie was elected as Vice President in March 1998.
Habibie taking his presidential oath on 21 May 1998. On 21 May 1998, just two months after Habibie became vice president, Suharto announced his resignation, and Habibie succeeded him as president. The following day, Habibie announced the Development Reform Cabinet, which removed some of the most controversial ministers in Suharto’s last cabinet while maintaining others – with no major figures from the opposition. Within days of his appointment, he requested people related to him to resign from government positions, promised an early election, revocation of some legislations, and the release of political prisoners.
Habibie was opposed to East Timorese Independence but did consider giving East Timor special autonomy.
In late 1998, John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia, sent a letter to Habibie suggesting that Indonesia defuse the East Timorese issue by providing autonomy to be followed by the promise of a referendum in the long run, following the method used by France to settle New Caledonian demands for independence. Wishing to avoid the impression that Indonesia ruled East Timor as a colony, Habibie surprised some by announcing that a referendum, offering a choice between special autonomy and independence, would be held immediately in East Timor. Military leaders (collectively known as ABRI) were not consulted on this decision.
On 30 August 1999, the referendum was held and the East Timorese people overwhelmingly chose Independence in mostly free and fair elections. However, the retreat of Indonesian troops from East Timor created the 1999 East Timorese crisis where many were killed. Although Habibie favored the quick deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to halt violence, the military opposed this plan. On 10 September, General Wiranto allegedly threatened to stage a military coup if Habibie allowed in peacekeeping forces, causing Habibie to back down.
Suharto’s Corruption Charge
The MPR Special Session in November 1998 decried the presence of corruption in Indonesia, focusing particularly on Suharto. In response to this, Habibie then appointed Andi Muhammad Ghalib as Attorney General. A tape of a telephone conversation between Habibie and Ghalib was made public. It raised concerns about the veracity of the investigation by suggesting that the interrogation of Suharto was intended only for public appearances.
Under Habibie, the Indonesian government also began investigating and prosecuting Suharto’s youngest son, Tommy Suharto. Tommy was charged by Ghalib in December 1998 in conjunction with the Goro scandal, where the government, under pressure from Tommy, allegedly gave him a desirable parcel and below-market loan for the construction of a Goro supermarket. However, Tommy was found innocent in the case after several key witnesses, including one of Habibie’s aides – Rahardi Ramelan – changed their testimony and declared that the deal did not cause losses to the state.
In terms of economy, Habibie’s government stabilized the economy in the face of the Asian financial crisis and the chaos of the last few months of Suharto’s presidency. Habibie’s government began to make conciliatory gestures towards Chinese-Indonesians who, because of their elite status, were targeted in the riots of 1998. In September 1998, Habibie issued a ‘Presidential Instruction’ forbidding use of the terms pribumi and non-pribumi to differentiate indigenous and non-indigenous Indonesians.
In May 1999, Habibie issued a further instruction directing that a display of an ID card would suffice as proof of Indonesian citizenship, whereas previously, displaying a ‘Letter of Evidence of Republic of Indonesia Citizenship’ (SBKRI) was required, in addition to abolishing the official use of the terms “pribumi” and “non-pribumi” (i.e. “native” and “non-native”. Additionally, he lifted restrictions on the teaching of Mandarin Chinese.
Under Habibie, Indonesia made significant changes to its political system that expanded competition and freedom of speech. Shortly after taking office, in June 1998, Habibie’s government lifted the Suharto-era restriction on political parties and ended censorship by dissolving the Information Ministry. He also quickly committed to holding democratic elections, albeit on an initially vague timetable. In December, he proposed political reform laws that were passed by the legislature and MPR session. These laws set elections for December 1999, reduced the number of seats in parliament held by the military, and barred political activity by civil servants.
However, political opponents criticized Habibie for agreeing to give the military some seats in parliament, and taking little action on other military and judicial reforms.
Habibie’s government also passed laws which granted significant autonomy to regional governments, namely at the regency/city level. The laws resulted in indirect elections for mayors and regents, and allowed local legislatures to hold said executives accountable, though it was not implemented until after his presidency.
End of Presidency
Although he had been viewed as leading a transitional government, Habibie seemed determined to continue as president. He was initially unclear about whether he would seek a full term as president when he announced parliamentary elections in June 1998. Habibie faced opposition from many within the government party, Golkar; in July 1998, he struggled to win control of the party by appointing Akbar Tandjung as chair of the party, but was ultimately able to defeat a rival camp including former Vice President Try Sutrisno, Defence Minister Edi Sudrajat, Siswono Yudhohusodo, and Sarwono Kusumaatmadja.
However, at the same time, Habibie began to lose support from Akbar Tandjung and a faction in Golkar, composed of both reformers and hardliners, that wanted to oust him. In March 1999, Golkar put forth five presidential nominees: Habibie, Tandjung, Wiranto, Hamengkubuwono X, and Ginandjar Kartasasmita. In May 1999, Golkar announced that Habibie would be their presidential candidate after extensive lobbying, but a large faction in the party remained loyal to Tandjung and opposed to Habibie.
At the 1999 MPR General Session in October, Habibie delivered an accountability speech which was a report of what he had achieved during his presidency. Once this was completed, MPR members began voting to decide if they would accept or reject his speech. Habibie attempted to win the support of the military by offering the vice-presidency to General Wiranto, but his offer was declined. Tandjung’s Golkar faction broke with the ranks and voted against him, and his accountability speech was rejected by 355 votes to 322, and Habibie withdrew his nomination as President.
Post-Presidency, Final Years and Death
Since relinquishing the presidency, he spent more time in Germany than in Indonesia, though he was active during Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s presidency as a presidential adviser. During this time, he established the Habibie Centre.
In September 2006, he released a book called Detik-Detik Yang Menentukan: Jalan Panjang Indonesia Menuju Demokrasi (Decisive Moments: Indonesia’s Long Road Towards Democracy). The book recalled the events of May 1998 which led to his rise to the Presidency. In the book, he controversially accused Lieutenant General Prabowo Subianto, Suharto’s son-in-law (at that time) and the Kostrad Commander, of planning a coup d’état against him in May 1998.
In early September 2019, he was admitted to Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital, where he was undergoing treatments for heart problems, namely cardiomyopathy, and he died from heart failure on 11 September 2019. He was buried the next afternoon at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, next to his wife’s grave.
In response to his death, the Government of Indonesia announced a three-day national mourning period starting on 12 September, and announced that the Indonesian flag is to be flown at half-mast.
Habibie was married to Hasri Ainun Besari, a medical doctor, from 12 May 1962 until her death on 22 May 2010. The couple had two sons, Ilham Akbar Habibie and Thareq Kemal Habibie. B. J. Habibie’s brother, Junus Effendi Habibie, was Indonesian ambassador to the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. After his wife’s death, Habibie published a book titled Habibie & Ainun which recounts his relationship with Hasri Ainun from their courtship until her death. The book was adapted into a film of the same name which was released on 20 December 2012.
Puisi-puisi BJ Habibie untuk Ainun
Seribu Sudah seribu hari Ainun pindah ke dimensi dan keadaan berbeda Lingkunganmu, kemampuanmu, dan kebutuhanmu pula berbeda Karena cinta murni, suci, sejati, sempurna, dan abadi tak berbeda Kita tetap manunggal, menyatu, dan tak berbeda sepanjang masa Ragamu di Taman Pahlawan, bersama para Pahlawan Bangsa lainnya Jiwa, roh, batin, dan nuranimu telah menyatu denganku Di mana ada Ainun ada Habibie, di mana ada Habibie ada Ainun Tetap manunggal dan menyatu tak terpisahkan lagi sepanjang masa Titipan Allah bibit cinta Ilahi pada setiap insan kehidupan di mana pun Sesuai keinginan, kemampuan, kekuatan, dan kehendak-Mu Allah Kami siram dengan kasih sayang, cinta, iman, taqwa, dan budaya kami Yang murni, suci, sejati, sempurna, dan abadi sepanjang masa Allah, lindungi kami dari godaan, gangguan mencemari cinta kami Perekat kami menyatu, manunggal jiwa, roh, batin, dan nurani kami Di mana pun dalam keadaan apapun kami tetap tak terpisahkan lagi Seribu hari, seribu tahun, seribu juga tahun, sampai akhirat
Ainun Hari ini, tepat 50 tahun dan 8 menit yang lalu, kita bertatap muka Tanpa direncanakan mata kita bertemu, bagaikan kilat menyambar memukau, memesona ‘Getaran Cinta’, bagian dari ‘Getaran Jiwa’ Alunan getaran yang tinggi, berirama denyutan jantung dan tarikan nafas. Tak terkendali mengkalbui diri kita sepanjang masa sampai akhirat. Sekarang, 50 tahun dan 8 menit kemudian, berkunjung ke Taman Makam Pahlawan. Tempat peristirahatan ragamu, getaran cinta dan getaran jiwa kita telah menyatu Memukau, memesona berirama denyutan jatung dan tarikan nafas yang tinggi. Memanjatkan doa kepada Allah SWT, Tuhan Yang Maha Esa telah memanunggalkan kita. Karena cinta kita paling suci, murni, sejati, sempurna dan abadi sampai akhirat
Untuk Ainun Tepat jam sepuluh pagi, lima puluh tahun yang lalu Dengan ucapan Bismillahhirrahmaanirrahim, saya melangkah Bertemu yang dilahirkan untuk saya dan saya untuk Ainun Alunan budaya Jawa bernafaskan Islam, menjadikan kita suami isteri Melalui pasang surut kehidupan, penuh dengan kenangan manis Membangun keluarga sejahtera, damai dan tentram, keluarga sakinah Tepat jam 10 pagi lima puluh tahun kemudian, di Taman Makam Pahlawan Setelah membacakan tahlil bersama mereka yang menyayangimu Saya panjatkan doa untukmu, selalu dalam lindungan-Nya dan bimbingan-Nya Bersyukur pada Allah SWT yang telah melindungi dan mengilhami kita Mengatasi tantangan badai kehidupan, berlayar ke akhirat dalam dimensi apa saja Sekarang sudah 50 tahun berlalu, selalu menyatu dan tetap menyatu sampai akhirat
Honours and Distinctions
Habibie received several honorary degrees for his contributions in the fields of technology and science, e.g. he was awarded an Honorary DSc degree from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (United Kingdom) and Dr.h.c. degrees from Chungbuk National University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea) for his services to aircraft technology. In 2010, Habibie was honored with an Honorary PhD degree in Technology by the University of Indonesia for his contribution to science in practice as a technocrat.
Habibie was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 1990. In 1993, he was awarded an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (HonFRAeS).
In Popular Culture
In the movies Habibie & Ainun (2012) and Rudy Habibie (2016), Habibie is portrayed by Reza Rahadian, while Bima Azriel and Bastian Bintang Simbolon portrayed Habibie during his childhood, and teenage years in Rudy Habibie respectively.
In the movie Habibie & Ainun 3 (2019), young Habibie was portrayed by Jefri Nichol.
In the movie Di Balik 98, Habibie was portrayed by Agus Kuncoro.
Few men will ever match the legacy forged by Steven Gerrard at Liverpool FC. The only player in Reds history to feature in the club’s all-time top five for both appearances and goals, the talismanic midfielder clocked up an astonishing 710 games and found the target 186 times.
A complete footballer of undoubted world-class ability, revered by teammates and opponents alike, respected by rivals and adored by supporters, nothing seemed impossible to Gerrard – he could do everything and he gave everything.
The midfielder’s tendency to drag his teammates along with him to achieve great things is perhaps best evidenced by his unique record of having scored in the finals of the Champions League, UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.
And few players end their careers having made even one contribution to a football match as iconic as his barely believable last-minute equaliser against West Ham United in the FA Cup final, or the unforgettable half-volley against Olympiacos that kept the Reds on track for European Cup glory. That’s without mentioning the inch-perfect header that kick-started a miracle in Istanbul.
But that was Gerrard through and through during a 17-year Anfield career: The Scouser who grew up to captain his boyhood club, to be one of the best in the world, to collect trophies.
Twenty trophies in nine seasons – not bad for a man who was loath to make the step into football management.
But then, that was the reluctant genius that was Bob Paisley, the manager given the unenviable task of succeeding the legendary Bill Shankly.
A humble son of the North East, Paisley was always more at ease in the wings rather than centre stage, but when it came to knowledge of the game and the ability to spot a player, his record spoke volumes.
Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, Alan Kennedy, Ronnie Whelan, Ian Rush and Mark Lawrenson were just some of the players brought to Anfield during Bob’s time in charge and each went on to cement themselves as a club legend.
In the process, three European Cups, six league championships, three League Cups and one UEFA Cup were added to the Anfield honours board.
His achievements in such a short period in charge cannot be overstated, nor will they ever be eclipsed and he is quite rightly recognised as one of the greatest football managers of all-time.
The most iconic figure in the history of Liverpool Football Club.
A charismatic, famously quotable man who realised his dream of turning LFC into English football’s most dominant force, Shankly’s spirit has quite rightly been stitched into the very fabric of the club.
The Scot took charge of a Second Division outfit that had been starved of success on December 1, 1959, and set about laying the foundations that would see three First Division titles, one Division Two title, two FA Cups and one UEFA Cup claimed during his time in charge.
But it is the contributions beyond simply putting trophies in the cabinet that secured Shankly’s untouchable Anfield legacy. From founding the mythical Boot Room to revitalising the club’s training facility at Melwood – his influence remained evident in the unforgettable period of success that followed under Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish.
Although the conditions for even greater victories were in place by the time Shankly announced his retirement in July 1974, Kopites were truly devastated to hear of the departure of their magnetic leader. In true Shanks fashion, though, he slipped quietly away safe in the knowledge he had set Liverpool FC on the path to greatness.
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Sir Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE (born 4 March 1951) is a Scottish former football player and manager. He made over three hundred appearances for both Celtic and Liverpool and earned over one hundred caps for the Scotland national team. Dalglish won the Ballon d’Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 and 1983. In 2009, FourFourTwo named Dalglish the greatest striker in post-war British football, and in 2006, he topped a Liverpool fans’ poll of “100 Players Who Shook the Kop“. He has been inducted into both the Scottish and English Football Halls of Fame.
Dalglish began his career with Celtic in 1971, going on to win four Scottish league championships, four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup with the club. In 1977, Liverpool manager Bob Paisley paid a British transfer record of £440,000 to bring Dalglish to Liverpool. His years at Liverpool were among the club’s most successful periods, as he won six English league championships, the FA Cup, four League Cups, five FA Charity Shields, three European Cups and one European Super Cup. In international football, Dalglish made 102 appearances and scored 30 goals for Scotland between 1971 and 1986, becoming their most capped player and joint-leading goalscorer (with Denis Law).
Dalglish became player-manager of Liverpool in 1985 after the resignation of Joe Fagan, winning a further three First Divisions, a FA Cup, and four FA Charity Shields, before resigning in 1991. Eight months later, Dalglish made a return to football management with Blackburn Rovers, whom he led from the Second Division to win the Premier League in 1995. Soon afterwards, he stepped down as manager to become Director of Football at the club, before leaving altogether in 1996. In January 1997, Dalglish took over as manager at Newcastle United. Newcastle finished runners-up in both the Premier League and FA Cup during his first season, but they only finished 13th in 1997–98, which led to his dismissal the following season. Dalglish went on to be appointed Director of Football at Celtic in 1999, and later manager, where he won the Scottish League Cup before an acrimonious departure the following year.
Between 2000 and 2010, Dalglish focused on charitable concerns, founding The Marina Dalglish Appeal with his wife to raise money for cancer care. In January 2011, Dalglish returned to Liverpool for a spell as caretaker manager after the dismissal of Roy Hodgson, becoming the permanent manager in May 2011.Despite winning the League Cup which earned them a place in the UEFA Europa League, and reaching the FA Cup Final, Liverpool only finished 8th in the Premier League, and Dalglish was dismissed in May 2012. In October 2013, Dalglish returned to Anfield as a non-executive director, and had Anfield’s Centenary Stand renamed after him in May 2017.
Dalglish, the son of an engineer, was born in Dalmarnock in the East End of Glasgow, and was brought up in Milton in the north of the city. He moved to the docklands of Govan, near Ibrox, home of Rangers, when he was 15, and he grew up supporting Rangers.
Dalglish attended Miltonbank Primary School in Milton and started out as a goalkeeper. He then attended High Possil Senior Secondary School, where he won the inter-schools five-a-side and the inter-year five-a-side competitions. He won the Scottish Cup playing for Glasgow Schoolboys and Glasgow Schools, and was then selected for the Scottish schoolboys team that went undefeated in a home nations Victory Shield tournament. In 1966 Dalglish had unsuccessful trials at West Ham and Liverpool.
Dalglish signed a provisional contract with Celtic in May 1967. The club’s manager Jock Stein sent his assistant Sean Fallon to see Dalglish and his parents at their home, which had Rangers-related pictures on the walls. In his first season Dalglish was loaned out to Cumbernauld United, for whom he scored 37 goals. During this time he also worked as an apprentice joiner. Stein wanted Dalglish to spend a second season on loan at Cumbernauld, but the youngster wanted to turn professional. Dalglish got his wish, and became a regular member of the highly rated Celtic reserve team that became known as the Quality Street Gang, due to its having a large number of future Scottish internationals, including Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Lou Macari, and David Hay.] Dalglish made his first-team competitive debut for Celtic in a Scottish League Cup quarter-final tie against Hamilton Academical on 25 September 1968, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4–2 win.
He played with the reserves throughout the 1968–69 season, but only scored four goals in 17 games. The following season, he moved into midfield, which saw his performances improve. Stein put Dalglish in the starting XI for the first team in a league match against Raith Rovers on 4 October 1969. Celtic won 7–1 but Dalglish didn’t score, nor did he score in the next three first-team games he played in during season 1969–70. The reserves, however, benefited from his goalscoring talent from midfield as he helped them to the league and cup double, with him scoring 19 goals in 31 games.
Dalglish continued his goalscoring form in the reserves into the next season, scoring 23 goals. A highlight of his season came in the Reserve Cup Final against Rangers. Dalglish scored one goal in a 4–1 win in the first leg, then in the second leg scored a hat-trick in a 6–1 win to clinch the cup. Still not a first-team regular, Dalglish was in the stands when the Ibrox disaster occurred at an Old Firm match in January 1971, when 66 Rangers fans died. On 17 May 1971, he played for Celtic against Kilmarnock in a testimonial match for the Rugby Park club’s long serving midfielder, Frank Beattie. Dalglish scored six goals for Celtic in a 7–2 win.
The 1971–72 season saw Dalglish finally establish himself in the Celtic first team, scoring 29 goals in 53 games and helping Celtic win their seventh consecutive league title. Dalglish also played in Celtic’s 6–1 win over Hibernian in the 1972 Scottish Cup Final. In 1972–73 Dalglish was Celtic’s leading scorer, with 39 goals in all competitions, and saw Celtic win yet another league championship. Celtic won a league and cup double in 1973–74 and reached the semi-finals of the European Cup. The ties against Atlético Madrid were acrimonious, and Dalglish described the first leg in Glasgow where the Spanish side had three players sent off as “without doubt the worst game I have ever played in as far as violence is concerned.”
Dalglish was made Celtic captain in the 1975–76 season, during which Celtic failed to win a trophy for the first time in 12 years. Stein had been badly injured in a car crash and missed most of that season while recovering from his injuries. Celtic won another league and cup double in 1976–77, with Dalglish scoring 27 goals in all competitions. On 10 August 1977, after making 320 appearances and scoring 167 goals for Celtic, Dalglish was signed by Liverpool manager Bob Paisley for a British transfer fee record of £440,000 (£2,685,000 today). The deal was unpopular with the Celtic fans, and Dalglish was booed by the crowd when he returned to Celtic Park in August 1978 to play in a testimonial match for Stein.
Dalglish was signed to replace Kevin Keegan, and quickly settled into his new club. He made his debut on 13 August 1977 in the season opener at Wembley, in the 1977 FA Charity Shield against Manchester United. He scored his first goal for Liverpool in his league debut a week later on 20 August, against Middlesbrough. Dalglish also scored three days later on his Anfield debut in a 2–0 victory over Newcastle United, and he scored Liverpool’s sixth goal when they beat Keegan’s Hamburg 6–0 in the second leg of the 1977 European Super Cup. By the end of his first season with Liverpool, Dalglish had played 62 times and scored 31 goals, including the winning goal in the 1978 European Cup Final at Wembley against Bruges.
In his second season Dalglish recorded a personal best of 21 league goals for the club, and he was also named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. He did not miss a league game for Liverpool until the 1980–81 season, when he appeared in 34 out of 42 league games and scored only eight goals as Liverpool finished fifth in the league, but still won the European Cup and Football League Cup. He recovered his goal-scoring form the following season, and was an ever-present player in the league once again, scoring 13 goals as Liverpool became league champions for the 13th time, and the third time since Dalglish’s arrival. It was also around this time that he began to form a potent strike partnership with Ian Rush; Dalglish began to play just off Rush, “running riot in the extra space afforded to him in the hole”. Dalglish was voted PFA Players’ Player of the Year for the 1982–83 season, during which he scored 18 league goals as Liverpool retained their title. From 1983 Dalglish became less prolific as a goalscorer, though he remained a regular player.
After becoming player-manager on the retirement of Joe Fagan in the 1985 close season, Dalglish selected himself for just 21 First Division games in 1985–86 as Liverpool won the double, but he started the FA Cup final win over Everton. On the last day of the league season, his goal in a 1–0 away win over Chelsea gave Liverpool their 16th league title. Dalglish had a personally better campaign in the 1986–87 season, scoring six goals in 18 league appearances, but by then he was committed to giving younger players priority for a first-team place.
With the sale of Ian Rush to Juventus in 1987, Dalglish formed a new striker partnership of new signings John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley for the 1987–88 season, and he played only twice in a league campaign which saw Liverpool gain their 17th title. Dalglish did not play in Liverpool’s 1988–89 campaign, and he made his final league appearance on 5 May 1990 as a substitute against Derby. At 39, he was one of the oldest players ever to play for Liverpool. His final goal had come three years earlier, in a 3–0 home league win over Nottingham Forest on 18 April 1987.
Tommy Docherty gave Dalglish his debut for the Scottish national side as a substitute in the 1–0 Euro 1972 qualifier victory over Belgium on 10 November 1971 at Pittodrie. Dalglish scored his first goal for Scotland a year later on 15 November 1972 in the 2–0 World Cup qualifier win over Denmark at Hampden Park. Scotland eventually qualified and he went to the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, where they were eliminated during the group stages despite not losing any of their three games.
In 1976, Dalglish scored the winning goal for Scotland at Hampden Park against England, by nutmegging Ray Clemence. A year later Dalglish scored against the same opponents and goalkeeper at Wembley, in another 2–1 win. Dalglish went on to play in both the 1978 World Cup in Argentina – scoring against eventual runners-up the Netherlands in a famous 3–2 win – and the 1982 World Cup in Spain, scoring against New Zealand. On both occasions Scotland failed to get past the group stage. Dalglish was selected for the 22-man squad travelling to Mexico for the 1986 World Cup, but had to withdraw due to injury.
In total, Dalglish played 102 times for Scotland (a national record) and he scored 30 goals (also a national record, which matched that set by Denis Law). His final appearance for Scotland, after 15 years as a full international, was on 12 November 1986 at Hampden Park in a Euro 1988 qualifying game against Luxembourg, which Scotland won 3–0. His 30th and final international goal had been two years earlier, on 14 November 1984, in a 3–1 win over Spain in a World Cup qualifier, also at Hampden Park.
After the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 and Joe Fagan’s subsequent resignation as manager, Dalglish became player-manager of Liverpool. In his first season in charge in 1985–86, he guided the club to its first “double”. Liverpool achieved this by winning the League Championship by two points over Everton (Dalglish himself scored the winner in a 1–0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to secure the title on the final day of the season), and the FA Cup by beating Everton in the final.
The 1986–87 season was trophyless for Liverpool. They lost 2–1 to Arsenal in the League Cup final at Wembley. Before the 1987–88 season, Dalglish signed two new players: striker Peter Beardsley from Newcastle and winger John Barnes from Watford. He had already purchased goalscorer John Aldridge from Oxford United (a replacement for Ian Rush, who was moving to Italy) in the spring of 1987 and early into the new campaign, bought Oxford United midfielder Ray Houghton. The new-look Liverpool side shaped by Dalglish topped the league for almost the entire season, and had a run of 37 matches unbeaten in all competitions (including 29 in the league; 22 wins and 7 draws) from the beginning of the season to 21 February 1988, when they lost to Everton in the league. Liverpool were crowned champions with four games left to play, having suffered just two defeats from 40 games. However, Dalglish’s side lost the 1988 FA Cup Final to underdogs Wimbledon.
In the summer of 1988, Dalglish re-signed Ian Rush. Liverpool beat Everton 3–2 after extra time in the second all-Merseyside FA Cup final in 1989, but was deprived of a second Double in the final game of the season, when Arsenal secured a last-minute goal to take the title from Liverpool. In the 1989–90 season Liverpool won their third league title under Dalglish. They missed out on the Double and a third successive FA Cup final appearance when they lost 4–3 in extra-time to Crystal Palace in an FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park. At the end of the season Dalglish received his third Manager of the Year award. Dalglish resigned as manager of Liverpool on 22 February 1991, two days after a 4–4 draw with rivals Everton in an FA Cup fifth round tie at Goodison Park, in which Liverpool surrendered the lead four times. At the time of his resignation, the club were three points ahead in the league and still in contention for the FA Cup.
Dalglish was the manager of Liverpool at the time of the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989. The disaster claimed 94 lives on the day, with the final death toll reaching 96. Dalglish attended many funerals of the victims – including four in one day. – and his presence in the aftermath of the disaster has been described as “colossal and heroic“. Dalglish broke a twenty-year silence about the disaster in March 2009, expressing regret that the police and the FA did not consider delaying the kick-off of the match. During the Hillsborough Memorial Service on 15 April 2011, Liverpool MP Steve Rotherham announced he would submit an Early Day Motion to have Dalglish knighted, “not only for his outstanding playing and managerial career, but also the charity work he has done with his wife, Marina, for breast cancer support and what he did after Hillsborough. It is common knowledge it affected him deeply”.
Dalglish returned to management in October 1991, at Second Division Blackburn Rovers. By the turn of 1992 they were top of the Second Division, and then suffered a dip in form before recovering to qualify for the playoffs, during which Dalglish led Blackburn into the new Premier League by beating Leicester City 1–0 in the Second Division Play-off final at Wembley. The resulting promotion meant that Blackburn were back in the top flight of English football for the first time since 1966. In the 1992 close season, Dalglish signed Southampton’s Alan Shearer for a British record fee of £3.5 million. Despite a serious injury which ruled Shearer out for half the season, Dalglish achieved fourth position with the team in the first year of the new Premier League. The following year, Dalglish failed in an attempt to sign Roy Keane. Blackburn finished two positions higher the following season, as runners-up to Manchester United. By this time, Dalglish had added England internationals Tim Flowers and David Batty to his squad.
At the start of the 1994–95 season Dalglish paid a record £5 million for Chris Sutton, with whom Shearer formed an effective strike partnership. By the last game of the season, both Blackburn and Manchester United were in contention for the title. Blackburn had to travel to Liverpool, and Manchester United faced West Ham United in London. Blackburn lost 2–1, but still won the title since United failed to win in London. The title meant that Dalglish was only the fourth football manager in history to lead two different clubs to top-flight league championships in England, after Tom Watson, Herbert Chapman and Brian Clough. Dalglish became Director of Football at Blackburn in June 1995. He left the club at the end of the 1995–96 season after a disappointing campaign under his replacement, Ray Harford.
Following his departure from Blackburn Dalglish was appointed for a brief spell as an “international talent scout” at his boyhood club Rangers. He was reported as having played a central role in the signing of Chile international Sebastián Rozental.
In January 1997, Dalglish was appointed manager of Premier League side Newcastle United on a three-and-a-half-year contract, taking over from Kevin Keegan. Dalglish guided the club from fourth position to a runner-up spot in May and a place in the new format of the following season’s UEFA Champions League. He then broke up the team which had finished second two years running, selling popular players like Peter Beardsley, Lee Clark, Les Ferdinand and David Ginola and replacing them with ageing stars like John Barnes (34), Ian Rush (36) and Stuart Pearce (35), as well as virtual unknowns like Des Hamilton and Garry Brady. He also made some good long-term signings like Gary Speed and Shay Given. The 1997–98 campaign saw Newcastle finish in only 13th place and, despite Dalglish achieving some notable successes during the season (including a 3–2 UEFA Champions League win over Barcelona and an FA Cup final appearance against Arsenal), he was dismissed by Freddie Shepherd after two draws in the opening two games of the subsequent 1998–99 season, and replaced by former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit. One commentator from The Independent has since written, “His 20 months at Newcastle United are the only part of Kenny Dalglish’s career that came anywhere near failure”.
In June 1999 he was appointed director of football operations at Celtic, with his former Liverpool player John Barnes appointed as head coach. Barnes was dismissed in February 2000 and Dalglish took charge of the first team on an interim basis. He guided them to the Scottish League Cup final, where they beat Aberdeen 2–0 at Hampden Park. Dalglish was dismissed in June 2000, after the appointment of Martin O’Neill as manager. After a brief legal battle, Dalglish accepted a settlement of £600,000 from Celtic.
Return to Liverpool
In April 2009 Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez invited Dalglish to take up a role at the club’s youth academy. The appointment was confirmed in July 2009, and Dalglish was also made the club’s ambassador. Following Benítez’s departure from Liverpool in June 2010, Dalglish was asked to help find a replacement, and in July Fulham’s Roy Hodgson was appointed manager.
A poor run of results at the start of the 2010–11 season led to Liverpool fans calling for Dalglish’s return as manager as early as October 2010, and with no subsequent improvement in Liverpool’s results up to the end of the year (during which time the club was bought by New England Sports Ventures), Hodgson left Liverpool and Dalglish was appointed caretaker manager on 8 January 2011. Dalglish’s first game in charge was on 9 January 2011 at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, which Liverpool lost 1–0. Dalglish’s first league game in charge was against Blackpool on 12 January 2011; Liverpool lost 2–1. After the game, Dalglish admitted that Liverpool faced “a big challenge”.
Shortly after his appointment, Dalglish indicated he would like the job on a permanent basis if it was offered to him, and on 19 January the Liverpool chairman Tom Werner stated that the club’s owners would favour this option. On 22 January 2011, Dalglish led Liverpool to their first win since his return, against Wolves at Molineux. After signing Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a British record transfer fee of £35 million and Luis Suárez from Ajax for £22.8 million at the end of January (in the wake of Fernando Torres’s sale to Chelsea for £50 million), some journalists noted that Dalglish had begun to assert his authority at the club. Following a 1–0 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in February 2011, described by Alan Smith as “a quite brilliant display in terms of discipline and spirit” and a “defensive masterplan” by David Pleat, Henry Winter wrote, “it can only be a matter of time before he [Dalglish] is confirmed as long-term manager”.
On 12 May 2011, Liverpool announced that Dalglish had been given a three-year contract. His first official match in charge was 2–0 defeat to Harry Redknapp’s Spurs at Anfield. Dalglish’s second stint in charge at Anfield proved controversial at times. The Scot defended Luis Suárez in the wake of the striker’s eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra when the teams met in October 2011. After the Uruguayan’s apparent refusal to shake Evra’s hand in the return fixture in February 2012, an apology from both player and manager came only after the intervention of the owners.
In February 2012, Dalglish led Liverpool to their first trophy in six years, with victory in the 2011–12 Football League Cup. In the same season he also led Liverpool to the 2012 FA Cup Final where they lost 2–1 to Chelsea. Despite the success in domestic cups, Liverpool finished eighth in the league, their worst showing in the league since 1994, failing to qualify for Europe’s Champions League for a third straight season. Following the end of the season, Liverpool dismissed Dalglish on 16 May 2012.
In October 2013, Dalglish returned to Liverpool as a non-executive director.
On 13 October 2017, Anfield’s Centenary Stand was officially renamed the Kenny Dalglish Stand in recognition of his unique contribution to the club.
Dalglish has been married to Marina since 26 November 1974. The couple have four children, Kelly, Paul, Lynsey and Lauren. Kelly has worked as a football presenter for BBC Radio 5 Live and Sky Sports. Paul followed in his father’s footsteps as a footballer, playing in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership before traveling to the United States to play for the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer. He retired in 2008 and became a coach, spending time as head coach of Ottawa Fury FC and Miami FC in the second-division leagues of North America. Dalglish’s wife Marina was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2003, but was treated at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool and recovered. She later launched a charity to fund new cancer treatment equipment for UK hospitals.
Dalglish was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1985 New Year Honours for services to football. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to football, charity and the City of Liverpool.
In 2004, Dalglish and his wife founded the charity The Marina Dalglish Appeal to raise money to help treat cancer. Dalglish has participated in a number of events to raise money for the charity, including a replay of the 1986 FA Cup Final. In June 2007 a Centre for Oncology at Aintree University Hospital was opened, after the charity had raised £1.5 million. Dalglish often competes in the annual Gary Player Invitational Tournament, a charity golfing event which raises money for children’s causes around the world. On 1 July 2011, Dalglish was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Ulster, for services to football and charity.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Scores and results list Scotland’s goal tally first.
Football League First Division: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
FA Cup: 1985–86
Football League Cup: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
FA Charity Shield: 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986 (shared)
European Cup: 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
European Super Cup: 1977
Ballon d’Or runner-up: 1983
IOC European Footballer of the Season: 1977–78
PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 1982–83
FWA Footballer of the Year: 1978–79, 1982–83
English Football Hall of Fame (Player): 2002
Scottish Football Hall of Fame: 2004
FIFA 100: 2004
European Hall of Fame (Player): 2008
Football League First Division: 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90
FA Cup: 1985–86, 1988–89
Football League Cup: 2011–12
Football League Super Cup: 1986–87
FA Charity Shield: 1986 (shared), 1988, 1989 1990 (shared)
Premier League: 1994–95
Football League Second Division play-offs: 1992
Scottish League Cup: 1999–2000
FWA Tribute Award: 1987
Premier League Manager of the Season: 1994–95
Premier League Manager of the Month: January 1994, November 1994
Member of the Order of the British Empire: 1985
Knight Bachelor: 2018
Kenny Dalglish – Manager Profile
Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool love affair first began in August 1966 when a 15-year-old Glaswegian travelled south of the border for a trial at Anfield in front of the legendary Bill Shankly.
Although the young forward’s first journey to Merseyside came to nothing, 11 years and 167 Celtic goals later, he was finally recruited by the Reds to replace a club legend in the form of the departing Kevin Keegan.
Dalglish slipped seamlessly into Paisley’s all-conquering red machine and the new King of the Kop crowned his first season by topping the club’s goalscoring charts and netting the winner in a European Cup final.
But that proved to be just the start of an incredible playing career that would make him an Anfield icon.
With the ball at his feet, he was a pure genius – a contention backed up by footage of just about every one of his 172 Liverpool goals. Everyone has their own particular favourite but the one common denominator in all the above was the famous Kenny celebration: a quick turn with arms aloft and a beaming smile as wide as the Mersey.
As Dalglish neared the end of his playing days, it appeared impossible for the Scot to improve his standing among Kopites. But that he went on to do, just two spells as manager says all you need to know about the man they still call King Kenny.
His impact on the playing field had been nothing short of sensational but, in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium tragedy, the club hoped he could reproduce his genius in the dugout.
It was a big ask for someone who was just 34 years old, but then Dalglish was not your average man.
That said, the Scot’s first campaign got off to an inauspicious start and, after a 2-0 defeat to Everton at Anfield in late February, the Reds were left eight points behind the league-leading Toffees with as many games to go.
But a team hewn in Dalglish’s image did not give up easily, and embarked on a remarkable unbeaten run to end the season as league champions and FA Cup winners, with both victories coming at the expense of their neighbours.
King Kenny built on that success by assembling one of the most entertaining teams ever to grace Anfield, with two further league titles and another FA Cup subsequently added to his honours list before he stepped down in 1991. A second spell between 2011 and 2012 also brought the League Cup winner’s medal that had previously eluded him as a boss.
Regardless of his footballing achievements, it is arguably Dalglish’s dignified conduct in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster that is his greatest legacy and sees him widely regarded as a legend of the city of Liverpool, not just the club that bears its name.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish through the years: In Pictures
Sepp van den Berg was Liverpool’s first signing since being crowned champions of Europe for the sixth time.
The Reds announced they had agreed a deal to sign the highly-rated 17-year-old defender from PEC Zwolle on June 27, 2019.
A Netherlands U19s international, Van den Berg is known to be a strong and determined centre-half, who is more than comfortable with the ball at his feet.
The teenager progressed from the youth ranks at PEC Zwolle through to its first team and, in September 2018, broke Clarence Seedorf’s record to become the youngest ever player to make at least 10 Eredivisie appearances.
Van den Berg made his senior debut at the age of 16 years and 81 days when he came on as a substitute against FC Groningen on March 11, 2018, and would be in the starting XI for five matches before that season’s end.
He established himself further in the Dutch top flight during the 2018-19 campaign, making 15 league appearances, 10 of which were starts.
After becoming Liverpool’s first acquisition of the 2019 summer, Van den Berg was excited to continue his development on Merseyside.
“I think this is the best place for me to grow and hopefully play a lot of games here,” he said after penning his long-term contract.