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Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish recovering after Covid-19 diagnosis

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has hailed hospital staff that took care of him as "absolutely br...



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Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish recovering after Covid-19 diagnosis

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has hailed hospital staff that took care of him as "absolutely brilliant" on his release from hospital.

The 69-year-old former Scottish international was admitted to hospital last Wednesday for treatment on gallstones.

Dalglish was tested for coronavirus, despite not showing any symptoms, and the test returned positive for Covid-19.

He is now recovering at home in self-isolation and writing in The Sunday Post, Dalglish paid tribute to the hospital workers who treated him.

"People may think my name got me the best of care but every patient in the NHS gets the best of care," he wrote.

"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 started his glittering playing career with Celtic where he won four Scottish League titles, including the Scottish double three times, before he moved to Liverpool in 1977.

At Anfield he won the league championship eight times as player and manager and he was on the European Cup winning teams in 1978, 1981 and 1984.

Dalglish was manager at the time of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster when 96 Liverpool supporters tragically lost their lives at an FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield.

He attended many of the funerals himself and along with the 96 victims, was awarded the freedom of Liverpool in 2016.

Dalglish later had spells managing Celtic, Newcastle United and Liverpool again while he also guided Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995.

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