Scottish football star Kenny Dalglish has been signed by European champions Liverpool for a record British transfer fee of GBP400,000 (US dollars 6,000).
GV PAN: Dalglish scoring for Celtic against Dundee United. (2 shots)
SV: Celtic fans
GV PAN: Dalglish playing for Scotland and scoring against Sweden (2 shots)
SV: Dalglish signing for Liverpool
SV: Dalglish completing contract.
KENDALL: "Today Dalglish, who's 26, went to Anfield to complete the signing. He's been bought with the money Hamburg paid Liverpool for Kevin Keegan. This year he's shown the goal-scoring from that Liverpool hope will make him the ideal replacement for Keegan."
REPORTER: KENNETH KENDALL
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Background: Scottish football star Kenny Dalglish has been signed by European champions Liverpool for a record British transfer fee of GBP400,000 (US dollars 6,000). The former Celtic player is a replacement for Kevin Keegan, who went to Hamburg for GBP500,000 (US dollars 7,500).
SYNOPSIS: Dalglish has played for Scotland 47 times and joined Glasgow Celtic scorer for Celtic in matches like this one against Dundee in January -- and for Scotland against foreign opposition-in this case Sweden. On Wednesday (10 August) Dalglish got what he called his 'golden chance' when he signed for Liverpool, as the BBC's Kenneth Kendall describes:
The previous British record for a transfer fee was held by Everton, who paid was held by Everton, who paid Birmingham GBP350,000 (US dollars 525,000) for Bob Latchford in 1974.