KENNY DALGLISH is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 69-year-old Celtic and Liverpool legend was admitted on Wednesday for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.
Subsequently, Dalglish was automatically tested for Covid-19 which proved positive, The Scottish international icon will remain in care.
The former Anfield club’s manager had previously been self-isolating with his family.
A statement on the Liverpool club website read: “The Dalglish family have tonight released the following statement to supporters regarding Sir Kenny Dalglish.
“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.
“He looks forward to being home soon. We will provide further updates as and when it is appropriate.”
Dalglish – known as King Kenny to the Hoops support – made 204 appearances for the Parkhead men, scoring 112 goals before his £440,000 transfer to the Merseyside outfit in 1977.