Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has sent a classy message to Nottingham Forest ahead of today’s FA Cup quarter-final.

The two sides will face each other in a competitive fixture for the first time since 1999 when the City Ground takes centre stage this evening.

Liverpool have a rich history with Forest. The two clubs were massive rivals many years ago and some great occasions have taken place down the years.

Ahead of the game, Forest took to Twitter to announce they were planning a nod towards the 97 fans killed during the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

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The club will leave 97 seats in the away end free in honour of the fallen, with a sign which reads ’97 never forgotten’ draped across them.

It’s a classy gesture from the Reds and one which has gone down well with lots of supporters and former players alike.

Dalglish was the Liverpool manager on that tragic day in April 1989 and he went to each of the deceased’s funerals.

It’s a mark of the great man and one that typifies what sort of bloke he is away from his achievements in football.

What has Dalglish said about Forest gesture?

Following the Reds posting their nice tribute on Twitter yesterday, Sir Kenny has been quick to praise Forest.

He has taken to Twitter to suggest that he’s never had an issue with Forest and that he believes the club were hugely respectful at Hillsborough.

Dalglish is Liverpool through and through. He will be hoping the see the Reds reach another Wembley date later today.

The challenge for Forest is a big one but the City Ground should be rocking at 6pm tonight.

Dalglish’s comments will go down well with the fan base and it’s refreshing to hear such a great man laud the football club.

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