Soccer

Liverpool icon Kenny Dalglish knighted

AP

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish was knighted on Friday.

The Anfield icon was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to soccer, charity and the city of Liverpool.

Dalglish, 67, was the only sportsperson knighted in the Queen’s Birthday List, while Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe and boxer Anthony Joshua also received honors.

“I am hugely proud to have accepted the accolade,” Dalglish said. “It’s for yourself and for everyone who has been associated with you through the years. . .”

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