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Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus

Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus
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Liverpool announce that former player and manager Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for coronavirus.

Liverpool have announced that club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 69-year-old, who won nine league titles and three European Cups as a player and manager at Anfield, had initially gone to hospital on Wednesday regarding another matter.

However, despite showing no symptoms relating to coronavirus, the Scot produced a positive test, which will now lead to him remaining in hospital.

On Liverpool's official website, a statement on behalf of Dalglish and his family said: "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.

"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.

"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."

On Friday, it was revealed that a further 5,706 people had tested positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom.

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