Ex-Celtic and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish pays tribute to NHS after contracting coronavirus

The former Scotland striker has been released from hospital

Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish has paid tribute to NHS staff after being taken on care off following a coronavirus scare.

The 69-year-old was released from hospital after contracting the virus.

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He was admitted on Wednesday due to an infection and tested positive for coronavirus despite showing no symptoms.

Kenny Dalglish is recovering from coronavirus. Picture: SNS

Dalglish, the most-capped Scotland star of all time, is now undertaking a period of self isolation at home and has said the UK is “lucky” to have the NHS staff.

He 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.

"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."

Dalglish is a football legend with a glittering career, both as player and manager. He won nine trophies, including four league titles, with Celtic before making the move to Liverpool in 1977.

He became an Anfield icon, helping the side to six league titles and three European Cup, amongst a host of other individual and team awards.

As a manger he won six major trophies in two spells as Liverpool manager but is best remembered for leading Blackburn Rovers to their one and only Premier League win.

Dalglish won the League Cup as Celtic boss.