KENNY DALGLISH thanked the “tireless” NHS staff following his release from hospital.
The Liverpool legend, 69, was admitted on Wednesday for treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics.
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But while there, he was routinely checked for coronavirus and tested positive, despite showing no symptoms at all.
Now back home in self-isolation and recovering, the ex-striker was keen to show his appreciation to the health workers who took care of him.
Dalglish told The Sunday Post: “People may think my name got me the best of care but every patient in the NHS gets the best of care.
“They were absolutely brilliant. As a nation, we are lucky to have them and I wish them all well as they work tirelessly to help the country through this pandemic.”
After crossing the border from Celtic to replace Kevin Keegan in 1977, Dalglish won eight top-flight titles and three European Cups during his time as a Liverpool player and manager.
He later led Blackburn to the Premier League crown in 1994/95 with Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton up front.
Dalglish married his wife Marina in 1974 and the couple have four children, Kelly, Paul, Lynsey and Lauren.
Like his father, Paul enjoyed a career as a professional footballer in England and Scotland before heading to the United States and winning back-to-back MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007 with Houston Dynamo.
Kelly, meanwhile, went into broadcasting and presents for BBC Radio 5 Live and Sky Sports.
The pair both took to social media to show the family’s appreciation for the floods of messages of support that have come in for their dad over the last few days.
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Paul wrote on Twitter: “It’s not my place to comment on my old man, he can do that for himself in due course.
“Truly humbling messages from supporters of all teams. I’m sure we can all agree this is more important than football & that we are all united as blues to support the NHS. Stay safe everyone.”
Kelly added: “Thank you so much for your lovely messages and I’m really sorry I can’t reply to them all.”