Sir Kenny Dalglish in hospital with coronavirus

Liverpool great Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for coronavirus but "remains asymptomatic", his family have said in a statement.

The 69-year-old former Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland player was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for a "treatment of an infection which required intravenous antibiotics".

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File photo dated 27-08-2011 of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.
File photo dated 28-03-1984 of Jubilant players Kenny Dalglish (l) and Graeme Souness hold aloft the Milk Cup trophy after their side beat Merseyside rivals Everton 1-0 in the replay of the Milk Cup final at Maine Road, Manchester. Souness scored the only goal in the 22nd minute to give Liverpool their fourth League Cup win.
File photo dated 21-12-2018 of Sir Kenny Dalglish before the Premier League match at Molineux, Wolverhampton.
File photo dated 09-10-2015 of Former Scottish footballer Kenny Dalglish after officially opening the Dalmarnock Legacy Hub in Glasgow.
File photo dated 14-03-1981 of Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool
File photo dated 11-05-1990 of Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool Football Club manager, with his Barclays Bank Trophy, after being named Football Manager of the Year 1990, at the bank's head office in the City of London. The award is Dalglish's third Manager of the Year title in his five years in charge at Anfield.
File photo dated 20-03-2011 of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish before the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
File photo dated 25-05-1984 of Liverpool and Scotland footballer Kenny Dalglish, complete with regulation uniform, prepares what he hopes will be a Championship winning 'brew' at the Barr Company soft drinks factory in Atherton, Lancashire. It was time to relax away from the soccer pitch as he watched the makers of the famous "Irn Bru" Scottish drink in action.
File photo dated 16-03-2011 of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish talks to the media during a press conference at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool.
File photo dated 11-05-1978 of Liverpool's Kenny Dalglish wakes up with the European Cup after scoring the winning goal in the previous night's final
File photo dated 10-08-1977 of New Liverpool signing Kenny Dalglish admires the silverware in the club's trophy room with manager Bob Paisley (background)
File photo dated 01-02-1982 of Liverpool and Scotland striker kenny Dalglish waits for the ball. He joined Liverpool from Celtic.
File photo dated 09-01-2011 of *ALTERNATE CROP* Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish walks off the pitch dejected after the final whistle during the FA Cup Third round match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
File photo dated 03-05-1986 of Liverpool's player/manager Kenny Dalglish shows his delight after scoring the winning goal in the 23rd minute of his side's vital Division One match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The 1-0 victory clinched the First Division championship for Liverpool.
File photo dated 10-01-2011 of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish during a Press Conference at Anfield, Liverpool.
File photo dated 10-09-2011 of Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool manager
File photo dated 10-01-2011 of Liverpool manager **ALTERNATIVE CROP** Kenny Dalglish walks out of the tunel prior to a Press Conference at Anfield, Liverpool.

In a statement, Premier League leaders Liverpool said: "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."

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