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Kenny Dalglish joins crowds at world premiere of Liverpool FC film

by Richard Buxton. Published Mon 17 Oct 2011 07:29, last updated: 17/10/11
Kenny Dalglish joined Perry Eggleton on the red carpet for the premiere of 'Will'
Kenny Dalglish joined Perry Eggleton on the red carpet for the premiere of 'Will'

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Kenny Dalglish joined the crowds last night to see the latest film about Liverpool FC.

The Kop boss attended the world premiere of 'Will' - a heart-warming story based on the club's Champions League win - at the Odeon cinema in the Liverpool One leisure complex.

The film centres around a recently orphaned Liverpool fan, played by Perry Eggleton, who travels across Europe to see his team contend the 2005 final at Istanbul's Ataturk Stadium.

Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard both played in the game, which Liverpool won on penalties after being 3-0 down at half time, and share the silver screen with Dalglish.

"It was a good laugh making it," said Dalglish.

"It's a tearjerker."

The film is released on November 4 and also features Damian Lewis and Hollywood legend Bob Hoskins but Perry Eggleton steals the show in the lead role as Will.

The 12-year-old is a lifelong Reds fan and told Click Liverpool that the experience was a dream come true for him.

He said: "It was a really, really good experience. I would love to do it again.

"It's the first time I've done film. On the first day I was a bit nervous but after that because everyone was so nice, it was a bit like being at home.

"I was about seven when Istanbul happened so it was a bit faded but I do remember it"

Anfield's past was well represented with Roy Evans, Phil Thompson, Ian Callaghan and Mark Wright joining Dalglish and other cast members on the red carpet.

Former managing director Christian Purslow and successor Ian Ayre were also in attendance as were Spooks star Alice Kriege and actor Neil Fitzmaurice, who both star in the film.



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