"He came back to Anfield with Manchester United previous year with a similar philosophy, but there are no rules which say you can't play defensively and they nearly snatched it at the end when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had that chance".
Work was finalised over the October global break, with the stand now emblazoned with its new name, and its official unveiling is set for Saturday's clash with Man United.
Kenny Dalglish was in charge of the club on the day of the Hillsborough tragedy.
The 66-year-old was given a guard of honour as he walked out of the Anfield tunnel with his grandson, before delivering a speech.
The event at Liverpool's home ground saw scores of Dalglish's former players, rivals and team-mates in attendance for the special unveiling.
They were joined by the likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Gary McAllister and Jamie Carragher.
"As a family we're tremendously proud of the accolade the club have given us", Dalglish said, humble as ever.
'Everything, I think he's a flawless fit for the football club.
'They finished fourth so I think they'll be expecting to finish a bit higher this year.
For supporters, Saturday will be the first opportunity to see the new stand in all its glory, with a special mosaic in place for before kickoff, to commemorate the King.
There was a twinkle in Dalglish's eye as he said those last words, just as there was when he told the story about how he found out about FSG's plans in the spring after being summoned to Liverpool's Melwood training base.
Dalglish signed for Liverpool in 1977 from Celtic for £440,000 before going on to make 515 appearances and scored 172 goals.
Following the Shankly and Paisley Gates, the Kenny Dalglish Stand is a fitting way to honour another key figure in Liverpool's storied history.