13 Apr 2020

Liverpool great out of hospital after positive coronavirus test

9:51 am on 13 April 2020

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish, who tested positive for the coronavirus, has been released from hospital.

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish takes the applause of supporters after having a grandstand named after him at Anfield in Liverpool, 2017.

Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish Photo: AFP

Liverpool was admitted to hospital on Friday for an infection. He required intravenous antibiotics but was asymptomatic.

The former Scotland international is now back home where he is self-isolating and he hailed the healthcare workers at the National Health Service (NHS) as they battle the pandemic that has killed over 108,000 people worldwide.

"People may think my name got me the best of care but every patient in the NHS gets the best of care," Dalglish told The Sunday Post.

"As a nation, we are lucky to have them and I wish them all well as they work tirelessly to help the country through this pandemic."

Dalglish, who also played for Celtic, is a revered figure at Anfield, having won six English league titles and three European Cups as a player before adding three more league triumphs as a manager.

- Reuters