Dalglish praises NHS workers across the nation after his discharge
Sunday 12 April 2020 13:05, UK
Former Liverpool player and manager Sir Kenny Dalglish has been released from hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
Dalglish was routinely tested for coronavirus after being admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.
The 69-year-old former Celtic and Scotland forward, who did not show any symptoms prior to his positive diagnosis, praised NHS workers across the nation after being discharged and is recovering in self-isolation at home.
Writing in The Sunday Post, Sir Kenny described the hospital workers who treated him as "absolutely brilliant".
"People may think my name got me the best of care but every patient in the NHS gets the best of care," Dalglish 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 is widely regarded as one of the most iconic figures in Liverpool's history, having won nine league titles and three European Cups as a player and manager. He also won the league title with Blackburn as manager in 1995.
In a statement issued on the club's official website, Dalglish thanked well-wishers and urged people to follow government guidelines.
"Thank you for all of your well wishes over the last few days", he wrote.
"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."