Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus
Kenny Dalglish scores for Celtic against Dumbarton at Boghead Park with Alan MacKay looking on in despair. We think the goalie may have been Sons’ Laurie Williams, whose testimonial was played against Celtic. in the ‘Seventies.
By Bill Heaney
Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for coronavirus and is in hospital but is showing no symptoms, his family have announced.
Sir Kenny was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.
The 69-year-old former Celtic and Scotland forward was routinely tested for coronavirus after being admitted.
“Unexpectedly, the test result was positive but he remains asymptomatic,” the Dalglish family said.
Dalglish won the Scottish league title four times at Celtic before moving to Liverpool in 1977. At Liverpool his honours included eight league Championships as a player and manager and three European Cups.
He also won the Premier League as Blackburn Rovers manager in 1995.
The statement added: “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.
“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 looks forward to being home soon. We will provide further updates as and when it is appropriate.”
Sir Kenny advises that in this crisis, which could turn out to be the most important “game” of our lives that we should follow the lockdown rules and stay in the house this Easter Weekend.
Sir Kenny Dalglish, of Celtic and Liverpool, is knighted by Prince Charles.