Former Liverpool manager Sir Kenny Daglish, has tested positive for coronavirus after being admitted to hospital for treatment of an infection.
Daglish enjoyed a successful three years at Anfield as Liverpool manager winning the League cup in 2012.
A statement released by his family read:
“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.
Daglish is regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play for
the club, while he also played for Celtic and managed Blackburn and Newcastle , winning the Premier League title with Rovers in the 1994-1995 season.