Rafael Benitez welcomes Kenny Dalglish back to Liverpool FC _460
1985: May 29 - Liverpool reach the final of the European Cup but the match against Juventus at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels was overshadowed by events off the pitch as 39 people - mostly fans of the Italian club - die amid supporter unrest.
Hours before the ill-fated match, Fagan announced he would retire at the end of the season, leaving Dalglish to step up to a player/manager role.
1986: With English clubs banned from Europe in the wake of Heysel, Dalglish was left to concentrate solely on the Reds’ domestic ambitions, and duly delivered the Anfield faithful a league and FA Cup double, with Dalglish hitting the goal that clinched the First Division Championship.
1987: The 1986/87 season was a huge disappointment for Dalglish’s side, with Merseyside rivals Everton winning the league, Arsenal defeating them in the League Cup final and a humbling FA Cup exit at the hands of Luton.
1988: The signings of Peter Beardsley, John Barnes and John Aldridge the previous year meant Dalglish increasingly became consigned to the Liverpool dug-out. His new-look side nevertheless delivered him a second league title as player/manager.
1989: April 15 - Dalglish endures his darkest hour as Liverpool manager when 96 fans of the club die in a crush at Hillsborough Stadium ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
May 20 - Just five weeks after the events of Hillsborough, Dalglish leads Liverpool to an emotional 3-2 win over Everton in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
1990: May 1 - Makes his final appearance for the club at the age of 38, coming on as a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s last home game of the season against Derby, by which time the Reds were league champions for the third time under Dalglish. He retired with a record of 172 goals in 515 first-team games for the club.
1991: February 22 - Dalglish ends his long association with Liverpool as he stands down as manager on health grounds.
2009: April 19 - Dalglish is widely linked with making a sensational return to Anfield as a member of manager Rafael Benitez’s backroom staff.
April 24: Benitez admits he has talked to Dalglish but has not decided what role he could play.
July 3: Dalglish is appointed to a senior role at the Liverpool academy and will also act as a club ambassador.