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    Dalglish set for first Liverpool Euro campaign


    by ODN


    Liverpool are set to take on Sparta Prague in the Europa League, in what is Kenny Dalglish's first European match as Reds boss.

    The 59-year-old Scot, a three-time European Cup winner as a player, was denied the chance to manage Liverpool in Europe when English clubs were banned after the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985.

    His only excursions in continental competition have been with Blackburn and Newcastle and a return of just three wins and three draws in 12 matches is disappointing.

    However, Dalglish played down the significance of his first European match, 9,393 days after his first spell in the Anfield dugout began.

    "It is a great honour for me to be involved with Liverpool irrespective of the competition, but to be involved in Europe gives that extra little plus," he said.

    "Whether we'd have done well in Europe is hypothetical. People would discuss it but it was irrelevant."