Steve Gerrard to Kenny Dalglish: Get well soon, king

Updated: Apr 12, 2020, 12:50 IST | IANS | London

Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for COVID-19 but is showing no symptoms, his family has announced

Kenny Dalgish
Kenny Dalgish

With Kenny Dalglish testing positive for coronavirus, wishes have poured in with former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard leading the way. Taking to Instagram, Gerrard wrote "Get well soon king" in a nod to his old manager's nickname. Dalglish has tested positive for COVID-19 but is showing no symptoms, his family has announced.

The Dalglish family released a statement on Friday saying the 69-year-old was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment of an infection and received a routine test for coronavirus, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Unexpectedly, the test result was positive but he remains asymptomatic," the statement read. "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 looks forward to being home soon. We will provide further updates as and when it is appropriate."

Earlier on Friday, Championship side Leeds United confirmed their former player Norman Hunter is being treated in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

Hunter, 76, was a member of the England squad which won the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

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