Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish released from hospital after contracting coronavirus

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has been released from hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Dalglish, 69, tested positive on Wednesday despite showing no symptoms of the virus after going to hospital for treatment of an infection.

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The former Liverpool great has now recovered and praised the National Health Service [NHS] staff for their work.

"They were absolutely brilliant," he told the Sunday Post. "As a nation, we are all very fortunate to have them and I wish them all well as they work tirelessly to help the country through this pandemic.

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

Dalglish helped Liverpool to nine league titles and three European Cup crowns in his career with the club as both a player and manager.

He also led Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995. As an international, he made 107 appearances for Scotland, appearing in three World Cups.