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Liverpool icon Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus and is being treated in hospital

Liverpool icon Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus and is currently being treated in hospital

  • Sir Kenny Dalglish is being treated in hospital after positive test for coronavirus 
  • He was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for another condition and assessed 
  • His family issued a statement to reassure fans he is not in a critical condition 
  • Dalglish is a Liverpool legend and won every domestic trophy as their manager 

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for Coronavirus and is being treated in hospital.

Dalglish is the club’s greatest player and won every domestic trophy during two spells as manager. He was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment on a different condition but, as is now standard practice, he was assessed for Covid-19.

His family issued a statement to reassure that he is not in a critical condition but the news of the diagnosis will inevitably leave Liverpool supporters anxious for his well-being.

Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for Coronavirus and is being treated in hospital

Dalglish is a Liverpool icon and won every domestic trophy during both spells as their manager

Dalglish is a Liverpool icon and won every domestic trophy during both spells as their manager

Dalglish won six first division titles, the FA Cup, four League Cups, the European Super Cup and three European Cups as a Liverpool player

Dalglish won six first division titles, the FA Cup, four League Cups, the European Super Cup and three European Cups as a Liverpool player

The statement read: ‘Sir Kenny was admitted to hospital on Wednesday 8 April for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.

‘In keeping with current procedures, he was subsequently tested for COVID-19 despite having previously displayed no symptoms of the illness. Unexpectedly, the test result was positive but he remains asymptomatic.

‘Prior to his admission to hospital, Sir Kenny had chosen to voluntarily self isolate for longer than the advised period together with his family. He would urge everyone to follow the relevant government and expert guidance in the days and weeks ahead.

Dalglish is a Liverpool icon and won every domestic trophy during both spells as their manager

Dalglish is a Liverpool icon and won every domestic trophy during both spells as their manager

The 69-year-old was admitted to hospital for another condition and was tested for coronavirus

The 69-year-old was admitted to hospital for another condition and was tested for coronavirus

‘He would like to take this opportunity to thank the brilliant NHS staff, whose dedication, bravery and sacrifice should be the focus of the nation’s attention at this extraordinary time.

‘He would also ask that they are given the space to do their jobs during what is an extremely challenging time for them and that his own family’s privacy is respected.

‘He looks forward to being home soon. We will provide further updates as and when it is appropriate.’

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