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Liverpool Legend Kenny Dalglish Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Kenny Daglish (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Kenny Daglish (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Kenny Daglish was admitted to hospital for remedy for an an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.

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  • Last Updated: April 11, 2020, 9:02 AM IST

London: Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has examined constructive for coronavirus however just isn’t exhibiting signs of the illness, his household mentioned Friday.

The 69-year-old former Scottish worldwide striker, who began his profession at Celtic, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for remedy for an an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.

“He was subsequently tested for COVID-19 despite having previously displayed no symptoms of the illness,” mentioned a household assertion.

“Unexpectedly, the test result was positive but he remains asymptomatic.

“Prior to his admission to hospital, he had chosen to voluntarily self isolate for longer than the suggested interval collectively along with his household.

“He would urge everyone to follow the relevant government and expert guidance in the days and weeks ahead.” Dalglish received the Scottish league title with Celtic as a participant on 4 events earlier than signing for Liverpool in 1977.

At Anfield, he captured eight English league titles, three FA Cups and three European Cups throughout a glittering 13-year stint as a participant and in two managerial spells.

In his Liverpool enjoying profession, he scored 172 objectives in 515 video games.

As effectively as his position in Liverpool’s golden period within the 1970s and 1980s, Dalglish obtained plaudits for supporting victims’ households after 96 followers died within the 1989 Hillsborough stadium catastrophe.

He additionally went on to teach Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995.

Dalglish, who additionally made greater than 100 worldwide appearances for Scotland, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018.

“Kenny 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,” added the household assertion on Friday.

“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 seems ahead to being dwelling quickly. We will present additional updates as and when it’s acceptable.” The coronavirus has claimed the lives of practically 9,000 individuals in Britain, whereas the variety of confirmed circumstances within the nation climbed Friday near 74,000.

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