Former Scottish striker and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. But, Dalglish, 69, who started his career at Celtic F.C, is not showing any symptoms of the disease.
The former Scotland forward was admitted to hospital on April 8 for the treatment of an infection that required intravenous antibiotics.
“Unexpectedly, the test result was positive but he remains asymptomatic,” the statement read. “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 looks forward to being home soon. We will provide further updates as and when it is appropriate.”
During his football career, Dalglish won eight league championships and three European Cups while at Liverpool. For the club, he scored 172 goals in 515 games.
Earlier on Friday, Championship side Leeds United confirmed their former player Norman Hunter is being treated in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
Hunter, 76, was a member of the England squad which won the 1966 FIFA World Cup.