Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is all over the news as he has tested positive for coronavirus. Kenny, however, does not seem to show any visible symptoms of the diseases, as has been said by his family on Friday.
Kenny is 69-years-old and started his career at Celtic. The former Scottish international striker was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday for being treated with intravenous antibiotics. A family statement says, “He was subsequently tested for COVID-19 despite having previously displayed no symptoms of the illness.”
Kenny Dalglish during one of the games
The statement further stated how there are no symptoms of the diseases, and the test resulting positive was rather expected. In fact, the former striker chose to be in isolation for longer than what was asked of him before getting admitted to the hospital.
The statement highlighted how he constantly asked everyone to follow the guidance from relevant experts for the time ahead.
It was in 1977 that Keny was signed for Liverpool, and before that, he won not just one but four Scottish leave titles with Celtic. During his time with Liverpool, he has managed to score 172 goals over a total of 515 games. He has to his credit, eight English league titles, three FA Cups and three European Cups. He has had a stint spanning 13 years as both players and managers.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Dalglish received a lot of praise for lending his support to the families of the victims who died in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster. He has served as a coach to Blackburn Rovers, winning them the Premier League title in 1995.
The news of Kenny Dalglish testing positive has also brought about many get well soon messages. Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard took to Instagram to pray for his well being and wrote, “Get well soon, king.”
Terry McDermott took to Twitter and wrote, “Thinking of my big pal @kennethdalglish – hoping he makes a speedy recovery from this awful virus.”
An added statement from the family also stated how Kenny wishes to thank the brilliant staff at NHS, whose dedication, bravery, and sacrifice is something that must be given attention to during such an extraordinary time.
The statement added that he also asks that the family is given their space and privacy to deal with such a challenging time and that he longs to be home soon. The statement also added that further updates would be provided when the time right is right.
As far as the numbers in Britain are concerned, COVID-19 has taken the lives of as many as almost 9,00 people, and the positive cases have increased to roughly 74,000.