Liverpool and Celtic legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish, was tested positive for the COVID-19. (Image via Liverpool FC)

Liverpool legend, Kenny Dalglish, tested positive for COVID-19

A legendary icon of Liverpool Football Club, Sir Kenny Dalglish, had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Through a tweet, Liverpool released an official statement about Sir Dalglish’s current conditions.

According to his family, Sir Dalglish had been admitted to the hospital, yet the former Liverpool player was asymptomatic. The 68-year-old Scottish football legend was routinely tested for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the hospital.

It all started with an intravenous antibiotics injection to treat Sir Dalglish’s infection on 8 April. However, when the medical teams decided to check for COVID-19, Sir Dalglish was tested positive as well.

Before his admission, Sir Dalglish chose to self-isolate for longer than the advised period with his family. He also advised other people to adhere to the government and expert guidance in the days and weeks ahead.

Liverpool stated that Sir Dalglish also thanked the NHS staff for their dedication, bravery, and sacrifice for the U.K at the “extraordinary time”. Of course, he also wanted to be acquitted from the hospital soon.

Not only Liverpool but also Kenny Dalglish was once a forward for the Scottish Celtic Football Club. Sir Dalglish spent eight years in Celtic, scoring 112 goals from 204 appearances. He spent the rest of his career at Anfield for 13 years, scoring 118 goals from 335 appearances.