Sir Kenny Dalglish praises NHS staff after being discharged from hospital

Sir Kenny Dalglish has praised the efforts of NHS workers across the nation after being released from hospital following a positive coronavirus diagnosis.

The 69-year-old was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment on gallstones.

Despite not showing any symptoms, Sir Kenny underwent a routine coronavirus test and ultimately returned a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

The former Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland forward is now recovering in self-isolation at home.

Writing in The Sunday Post, Sir Kenny hailed the hospital workers who treated him as "absolutely brilliant".

"People may think my name got me the best of care but every patient in the NHS gets the best of care," he wrote.

"As a nation, we are lucky to have them and I wish them all well as they work tirelessly to help the country through this pandemic."

Sir Kenny is widely regarded as one of the most iconic figures in Liverpool's history, having won six league championships as a player and three as a manager.

His admission to hospital on Friday led to well wishes from former Reds stars Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, as well as the club's current captain Jordan Henderson.

Dalglish's son, the former footballer Paul Dalglish, and daughter Kelly Cates, the Sky Sports presenter, thanked those who sent messages to their father.

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