Kenny Dalglish hailed NHS staff after being released from hospital. The Liverpool hero tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday and was admitted to hospital. The 69-year-old was released on Saturday night and the former Celtic forward thanked NHS staff for their efforts.
Dalglish released a statement, which read: “Thank you for all of your well wishes over the last few days.
“I’m delighted to be back home with the family after receiving brilliant care from the NHS, which we appreciate now more than ever.
“Marina and I would like to express our immense gratitude to the medical staff who cared for me and who continue to treat countless others throughout the country during an incredibly challenging period.
“I know the sun is shining for many of you, but I urge you to stay home and follow the government guidelines to the letter. This is undoubtedly the best way that we can look after one another at this time.
“We will now be in full lockdown for the recommended amount of time in order to protect the lives of others.”
Dalglish was asymptomatic but required intravenous antibiotics.
He is one of the greatest figures in British football history.
The Glasgow-born forward won nine major trophies in nine seasons as a Celtic player before heading south to Merseyside to join Liverpool in 1977.
‘King Kenny’ was part of the Reds team that dominated football in the late 1970s and 1980s, helping the club to six top-flight titles and three European Cups.
Dalglish became player-manager in 1985 before resigning as boss in 1991.