13 May 2011

Dalglish staying at Anfield

6:00 am on 13 May 2011

Kenny Dalglish has been appointed permanent manager of English football club Liverpool after signing a three-year contract.

Dalglish, widely regarded as the club's greatest player, has breathed new life into the club since he replaced Roy Hodgson as Liverpool manager on a temporary basis in January and the Reds could finish the season as high as fifth place.

Coach Steve Clarke, who arrived not long after Dalglish in January, has also signed a three-year contract.

John Henry, whose US-based Fenway Sports Group owns Liverpool, has been in contract talks with Dalglish in recent weeks and he says there is no-one else they wanted for the job.