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Kenny Dalglish thanks NHS staff after leaving hospital

The Scotland and Celtic legend has urged the public to stay indoors.

Sir Kenny Dalglish has thanked NHS workers for their care after leaving hospital following a positive test for the coronavirus.

The 69-year-old was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment on gallstones, but was then found to have Covid-19 despite not showing any symptoms.

The Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland legend is now recovering in self-isolation at home.

“I’m delighted to be back home with the family after receiving brilliant care from the NHS, which we appreciate now more than ever,” Dalglish said in a statement on the Liverpool website.

“Marina and I would like to express our immense gratitude to the medical staff who cared for me and who continue to treat countless others throughout the country during an incredibly challenging period.

“I know the sun is shining for many of you, but I urge you to stay home and follow the government guidelines to the letter. This is undoubtedly the best way that we can look after one another at this time.”

Dalglish won four league titles as a Celtic player in the early 1970’s, including helping them secure their ninth in a row in 1974, along with five Scottish Cups and a League Cup.

He also earned over 100 Scotland appearances to make him the most capped player in history and won three European Cups during his time at Liverpool.