Saturday, August 10, 2013

10 August 1977 - Dalglish Makes A Deal

On 10 August 1977, Scottish striker Kenny Dalglish moved from Celtic to Liverpool and went on to become one of the club's greatest players.

He was already an established star, having won four league titles and four Scottish Cups with Celtic, before setting his mind on a move to England. Liverpool had been interested in him for a while, but the move acquired an urgency (and funding) when they sold their star forward Kevin Keegan to Hamburg for a British-record £500,000 earlier that summer, and they spent £440,00 of that fee to bring Dalgish to Anfield.

His first season there was a tremendous success; he scored 31 goals in 61 appearances across all competitions while winning the Charity Shield, the European Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup (the latter over Keegan and Hamburg). He spent another twelve seasons there before his retirement in 1990the last five as player-managerand won another two European Cups, six league titles and two FA Cups.

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