It seems almost funny to think that after 40 years of service to Liverpool Football Club, Kenny Dalglish — the King of the Kop himself --- had yet to experience a game from Anfield’s famous Kop. All that changed on Wednesday, however, when the Reds’ legends finally took the plunge during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Bournemouth.
The stunt was recorded by a film crew for a new documentary about his life entitled Kenny.
About his time amongst the hardcore supporters, Dalglish told the ECHO, “It was just something I wanted to do - and now I’ve done it. It was the first time I watched a game from there, so that was it.
“I went in just before kick-off, got in there for You’ll Never Walk Alone and the minute’s tribute (for Hillsborough), watched the game, it was fantastic to watch it from there and the people were fantastic as well, it was not a problem at all.
“I’ve done it, it was a wee bit different from watching side on but I’m sure I could get used to sitting there watching the match. Mind you there’s not much sitting!”
If the fans or players were hoping that the King’s presence would be enough to see out a Liverpool victory, they were unfortunately mistaken. The Reds allowed Bournemouth to score a late equalizer and each team walked away with one point on the night.
The team will need to do better if they want to make it into the top four. Dalglish, however, is optimistic, but with a small caveat.
“We’ll be all right for top four - as long as Leicester don’t go and win the European Cup!”