Liverpool legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish has just been released from hospital after testing positive for coronavirus and spent time in hospital but despite not showing symptoms his family announced.

The former Scotland international was admitted to hospital during the past week for treatment for an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.

The former Celtic forward, now 69, was routinely tested for coronavirus after being admitted.

“Unexpectedly, the tests results were positive and he remained asymptomatic”, Dalglish’s family said.

Affectionately called ‘King Kenny’ by Liverpool fans, whilst he was there, he won eight league championships as a player and manager at Anfield and three European Cups.

The club renamed the Centenary Stand at Anfield the ‘Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand’.

Prior to his years at the Merseyside club, at Celtic, he won four Scottish league titles before his move south.

After a glorious, medal-laden career at Liverpool, Sir Kenny then won the Premier League as manager of Blackburn Rovers in 1995.

In a statement following his release Kenny said:

“Thank you for all of your well wishes over the last few days.



“We will now be in full lockdown for the recommended amount of time in order to protect the lives of others.”

Sir Kenny’s positive testing followed that of former Leeds United great, Norman Hunter, after the World Cup-winning former England international began receiving treatment in hospital after he tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

Nicknamed ‘Bite Your Legs’, Hunter, 76, was a stalwart during the once giant Yorkshire club’s stellar years under the management of Don Revie and was part of the England squad who won the FIFA World Cup in 1966.

A statement from Leeds United said that the legend is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.