FourFourTwo's Iconic Shirt Numbers: Liverpool's No.7

In world football, there are certain shirt numbers associated with clubs or players that reach iconic status. In the first of a new FourFourTwo series we kick things off with the number adorned by some of Liverpool's best ever players, past and present...

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Kenny Dalglish

Player: 1977-90

Manager: 1985-91, 2011-12

There is no better or more direct way to describe Kenny Dalglish than as simply the greatest player in Liverpool’s long and decorated history.

Whether it was during his time as a player, his six years as a player-manager, or even in a belated managerial cameo when he was in his 60's, trophies followed the Scotsman’s every turn.

King Kenny, forever an Anfield legend

A total of eight league titles, three European Cups, three FA Cups and five League Cups – the last of which when rescuing the club from the post-Roy Hodgson debacle in 2012 – all came during his long association with the Reds, putting him among the most decorated figures in the game’s history.

Steven Gerrard is comfortably the Reds’ best player of the Premier League era and the next best thing to Dalglish, but this No.7’s armoury of awards – particularly those league titles – makes him a clear No.1.