Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish left the hospital Saturday after testing positive for coronavirus and praised the medical staff as “absolutely brilliant.”
Dalglish, 69, found to have the virus after being admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment of a separate infection that required intravenous antibiotics.
“They [hospital staff] were absolutely brilliant,” Dalglish told the Sunday Post.
“as a nation, we are all very lucky to have them and wish them well as they work tirelessly to help the country through this pandemic.”
He added : “people may think that my name me the best care, but all patients in the National Health Service(NHS) receives the best care. “
Friday, his family said Dalglish tested positive for Covid-19 despite having already displayed no symptoms of the disease.
Earlier Saturday, the son of Dalglish thanked world football for messages “humbling” support.
Paul Dalglish, also a former player, tweeted, “It is not for me to comment my friend, he can do it in time for himself.
“really humbles posts supporters of all teams.
“I’m sure we can all agree this is more important than football and that we are all united in support of the NHS. Keep everyone safe. “
daughter of Dalglish, Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates, also shared a message of thanks to the fans for their kind words and good wishes.
“Thank you for your messages and beautiful, I’m really sorry I can not reply to all” she tweeted.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker said on Twitter, “The love of the Becker family to Sir Kenny Dalglish !!”
The former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher tweeted, “full of hope Kenny get rid of as soon as possible viruses. “
Ian Rush has formed a prolific partnership with Dalglish during their playing days at Liverpool and the Welsh took to Twitter to give his former teammate best wishes.
“Wishing a speedy recovery at best … Sir Kenny Dalglish. Get well bientôt, “he wrote.
Dalglish won the title of champion of Scotland with Celtic as a player four times before signing for Liverpool in 1977.
has Anfield he won eight league titles England, two FA Cups, five League Cups and three European Cups as a player and two management spells. In sonLiverpool playing career, he scored 172 goals in 515 matches.
as well as its role in the heyday of Liverpool in the 1970s and 1980s, Dalglish praised for supporting the families of victims after 96 fans died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989.
He was also coach at Blackburn Premier League title 1995.
There are nearly 80,000infections and nearly 10 000 people died in Britain because of the coronavirus.