Dalglish and Hillsborough: the full story

In the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, Kenny Dalglish became a familiar figure at the countless funeral services and memorials for the 96 victims.  It was a time that had a deeply traumatic impact on the former Liverpool player and manager, who had also witnessed the tragedy at the Heysel Stadium in 1985.

Although he has spoken about both catastrophies since, Dalglish has never fully explained the impact they had on him personally, in particular Hillsborough.  When his book Dalglish: My Autobiography, was published in 1996, the events still seemed too recent in the memory to explore in depth.

Dalglish had resigned as Liverpool manager in 1991, when it was clear that the period had taken a huge psychological toll and would require a long period of recovery.

More than 20 years on, he has collaborated again with the Daily Telegraph journalist Henry Winter, who co-wrote the 1996 book, to return to the theme in My Liverpool Years: Then and Now, which can be pre-ordered now.

The new book, to be published by Hodder and Stoughton in the autumn, will also review what has happened to Liverpool since Dalglish stepped aside as manager.   The Anfield team has not won the title since his era, surrendering the dominant position they once held to Manchester United.

Winter, football correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, also helped Steven Gerrard with his acclaimed autobiography and assisted former Football Association executive director David Davies with FA Confidential: Sex, Drugs and Penalties. The Inside Story of English Football.

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