Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The former Anfield player, player-manager and manager said that he was “humbled but gratified” to receive the knighthood, but said that “it won’t make any difference to me”.
The sixty-nine year old has been recognised for his impact on British football and his efforts in supporting the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and his charitable work through the Marina Dalglish Appeal.
And the former Scotland international, capped 102 times by his country, deployed his usual dry wit when reacting to the news.
“I thought it was a tax bill!” he told BBC Radio Merseyside.
“For the family, it’s a huge honour.
“It won’t make any difference to me, I’ll just maybe need to change my passport!
“But just because we’re a wee bit embarrassed about it doesn’t underestimate how pleased and proud we are to have received it.
“I hope everyone who came into our lives enjoys it as well.” he finished.
Liverpool supporters will be even more proud of the club legend.