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Last Updated: Thursday May 12 2011 14:33 GMT

Kenny Dalglish signs contract to be Liverpool manager

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish

It's the news Liverpool fans have been waiting for: Kenny Dalglish has signed a three-year contract to make him the permanent manager at Anfield.

Dalglish returned to take over as temporary manager in January after the Reds said goodbye to Roy Hodgson.

Liverpool fans love him because most of them think he's their greatest-ever player.

He's breathed new life into Liverpool since he came back and they could finish the season as high as fifth.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool owner John Henry said: "Kenny is a legendary Liverpool figure both as a supremely gifted footballer and successful manager.

"It was obvious to us very early on that the atmosphere surrounding the club had been transformed by his presence.

Therefore, I'm delighted we have agreed to a new contract. We didn't need nor want to look elsewhere for the right man to manage the team."