English Premier League football team Liverpool has revealed it will rename the Centenary Stand at its Anfield home stadium after club legend Kenny Dalglish.

The 66-year-old, who managed the club on two occasions, began his affiliation with Liverpool in 1977 when he joined the club as a player from Celtic.

The Scot went on to make a total of 515 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 172 goals,before becoming player-manager in 1985. He was in charge at Anfield until his resignation in 1991, and surprisingly returned to the role from 2011-12.

Overall, as player and manager, Dalglish won eight league championships, three European Cups, two FA Cups, five League Cups and one Uefa Super Cup.

The move comes as the club, which has played at Anfield since 1892, celebrates its 125th anniversary year.

John W Henry, principal of Fenway Sports Group, the parent company of the club, said: “It is testament to Liverpool’s history and status that we are not lacking in truly great individuals, whose names could easily grace a stand at Anfield.

“But in Kenny Dalglish we have a person who carries such immense significance to the fabric of this club, so it feels somewhat incumbent on us to recognise this in a manner that is befitting to the man.

“His name is synonymous with our club, with our home and the city of Liverpool. Now it will be as visible as it is palpable.”

An official renaming ceremony will take place later this year, with the club to confirm a date and time in due course.