A Liverpool Legend, Kenny Dalglish, has tested positive for COVID-19 after he was hospitalized for treatment of an infection.
The club disclosed this in a statement which it said was approved by the Dalglish family.
The statement read in part:
“Sir Kenny was admitted to hospital on Wednesday, April 8 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.’’
It was further revealed that prior to his admission to hospital, Sir Kenny had chosen to voluntarily self-isolate for longer than the advised period together with his family.
Sir Kenny also urges everyone to follow the relevant government and expert guidance in the days and weeks ahead.
The statement continued: “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.”
The statement added that Sir Kenny looks forward to being home soon.