1 Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson sent a text message to congratulate old rival Kenny Dalglish, the former Liverpool manager has said.
3 Both Scots are icons at their former clubs.
6 Dalglish, who first played for and subsequently managed Liverpool, won three European Cups, eight First Division titles and two FA Cups during his time at the club.
7 “He (Ferguson) contacted us to say congratulations by the modern medium,” Dalglish said.
8 “You go through the older generation —– Fergie at Manchester United, Brian Kidd, Mike Summerbee; all the old foes who went through football at the same time as us —– and at the end of the year you sent a letter of congratulations to say `well done’.
9 “That continues through. It is a great compliment. You are in competition and rivals, but you are magnanimous enough to send a letter saying `congratulations’. Everyone is in the same game, aren’t they?”
12 The Scot had signed the England midfielder from Sunderland during his second stint at the Merseyside club from 2011/2012.
13 “He was determined to be a success in football. He’s the only Liverpool captain who will have lifted this trophy but also the Club World Cup as well,” the 69-year-old said.