Former player and manager Kenny Dalglish received his knighthood from the Prince of Wales for ‘services to football, charity, and the city of Liverpool’ at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
Dalglish won six First Division championships and three European Cups as a Liverpool player before guiding the club to three more league titles as a manager. He also led Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995.
He won a number of honours with Celtic at the beginning of his playing career and earned 102 caps for Scotland during an international career that spanned 15 years.
Off the field, Dalglish, 67, supported the families of the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster and he has raised more than £10million for charity alongside his wife Marina.
Dalglish told Sky Sports News after the ceremony: ‘It is a bit humbling but I’m hugely proud of what’s happening.
‘You never set out in your life to do anything other than what your parents taught you to do or wanted to do and that was to be decent to people and if somebody needed help, you helped them.
That’s all we’ve done and the three things I’ve been recognised for are three things that are close to my heart. All we did, myself and Marina, was what we thought ought to be done.
‘You’re nervous but it is a strange environment for you to be in. Prince Charles had a couple of words and he was very calming and very pleasant so that helps you to relax a little bit but it doesn’t take away all the nerves.
‘If you don’t have a wee bit of nerves or a little bit of anticipation, you’re quite a sad person!’
‘He added: ‘I was lucky to play with two fantastic football clubs at hugely successful times for them and with the Scottish squad we weren’t too far away from being successful as well.’
Speaking about becoming a Sir, he said: ‘You feel humble. When you start off in your life, what do you want? You just want to play football.
‘And when you play football, what do you want to do? You want to try and be successful, be a professional footballer, try and win something.’