KENNY DALGLISH admits he is “flattered” by plans revealed at Friday's Hillsborough Memorial Service to put him forward for a knighthood.
Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram made the announcement during his speech at Anfield that he has been asked by the families of the 96 fans who died to table an early-day motion in the House of Commons asking the Queen to confer the honour on the 60-year-old Liverpool manager.
Dalglish said: “Everyone who has some feeling for Liverpool Football Club realises the importance of yesterday's date and the service.
“The Academy lads were all there and that was brilliant to see. It was 22 years ago and some of them weren't born then. They've been along to see them for themselves.
“I think it is fantastic to see the progress that the families are making in their quest for some form of justice and we just hope they get it.
“As much as they want good news, it's matched by us as well. We want to make sure they get what they deserve. I don't think they have had what they deserve so far.”
Asked about the prospect of a knighthood, Dalglish quipped: “It's very flattering but Marina isn't that bad a person to live with.
“But it is flattering. I just come to work and do the best I can. If someone wants to do that it's out of my control. It is very flattering but I don't think I'll get carried away with it.”