Kenny Dalglish appears on stage at raucous Liverpool fan park in Paris
Kenny Dalglish takes the stage at the gritty Liverpool fan park in Paris ahead of the Champions League final clash with Real Madrid at the Stade de France
- Liverpool will take on Real Madrid on Saturday evening at the Stade de France in Paris
- Kenny Dalglish, three-time European Cup winner, appeared in front of Liverpool fans in their fan park
- The Reds bid to take their seventh league win
- Thousands of Liverpool and Real Madrid fans descend on Paris
- Follow all the action live: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-10857815/Liverpool-vs-Real-Madrid-Champions-League-final-2021-22-Live-Result.html
Kenny Dalglish appeared in front of raucous Liverpool fans at their Paris fan park ahead of Saturday night’s Champions League final with Real Madrid.
Dalglish, a three-time European Cup winner with the Reds and regarded as one of the club’s greatest players ever, is one of several club representatives spotted in Paris ahead of the showpiece.
With thousands of Liverpool fans flocking to the French capital, there was a party atmosphere on Saturday afternoon as supporters built up to the final.
Kenny Dalglish appeared before a rowdy Liverpool crowd at the Paris fan park
Liverpool fans enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere in the French capital
Liverpool fans who had decided to attend the club’s official fan zone in the city center were in for a glorious surprise when Dalglish took the stage.
Supporters of the League Cup and FA Cup winners could be heard chanting ‘Kenny, Kenny, Kenny’ in the direction of their former player and manager, while the Glaswegian looked on with a grin on his face.
John Power, the performer who entertained the thousands of Liverpool fans in the fan park, introduced him by saying: ‘A legend on the pitch and a legend off the pitch. An absolute Liverpool hero, Kenny Dalglish!’
The Glasgow man is one of Liverpool’s greatest players and managers ever and is known as ‘King Kenny’
Liverpool fans prepared for the game in the French sun by seeing the sights
Power then got the already lively crowd going by starting a rendition of the famous old Koplied: ‘Dalglish! Dalglisch! Dalglisch!’
Much to the delight of Liverpool fans, ‘King Kenny’ took the microphone to say a few words himself.
“Just to say, thanks everyone for everything,” he said, after Power calmed the crowd.
Paris was a sea of red as thousands of Liverpool supporters descended on the French capital
“Liverpool has been fantastic for myself, my family, the way you’ve treated us, the way you’ve welcomed us.”
Before adding: ‘What a wonderful way to end the season winning the European Cup!’
Liverpool fans applauded and screamed loudly as their hero left the stage as the hours ticked to begin.
Jurgen Klopp is bidding on his second Champions League title with the Reds, Liverpool’s seventh in total, while Carlo Ancelotti is bidding on his fourth Champions League crown in total and Real Madrid’s fourteenth.
Dalglish enjoyed two spells as Liverpool manager after his long spell as a player