On the occasion of his 69th birthday, which was acknowledged by Liverpool’s official Twitter account @LFC yesterday, Kenny Dalglish was the recipient of well wishes from another Anfield legend in Ian Rush (via @Ian_Rush9 on Twitter).
— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) March 4, 2020
The Scotsman, who topped the original 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list in 2006, played 515 times for Liverpool in a 13-year career at Anfield, scoring 172 goals in that time. His trophy haul includes six league titles, three European Cups, four League Cups and the FA Cup. He took over as manager from 1985 to 1990 (as per lfchistory.net), with his status at the club being so prominent that, in 2017, Anfield’s Centenary Stand was renamed The Kenny Dalglish Stand (as per liverpoolfc.com).
Rush won several trophies as a team-mate and forward partner of Dalglish during the first half of the 1980s and, after leaving for Juventus in 1986, was brought back to Anfield by the Glaswegian two years later (as per lfchistory.net). The Welshman had a fantastic scoring record at Liverpool, with 346 goals in 660 games for the club, and was voted third on the 100 Players Who Shook the Kop list.
These Liverpool fans took to Twitter to pay their respects to both Anfield legends after seeing Rush’s tweet:
So many great memories of you both, used to love watching you both. ??????????????
— Simon (@Simon48769320) March 5, 2020
Simply The Greatest Strike Partnership EVER!!
— mark mc manus (@mcmanny72) March 4, 2020
Kings of the KOP#YNWA Rush & Dalglish
— GERRARDINHO® Matt A (@GerrardinhoNo8) March 4, 2020
Rush to Dalglish that brings back sweet memories Rushie lad. ?
— The Pesky Red (@The_Pesky_Red) March 4, 2020
Best partnership ever
— David Jackson (@flugelman_david) March 4, 2020
— Shafy (@007Shafy) March 4, 2020
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