The 69-year-old man was hospitalized on Wednesday for treatment for gallstones, including intravenous antibiotics. Dalglish underwent a coronavirus test which returned a positive diagnosis for Covid-19. He has shown no symptoms and is now recovering on his own at home.
“I would just like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff for taking care of me,” Dalglish wrote in the Sunday Post. “They were absolutely great.
“People may think the name Dalglish brought me in and gave me the best care,” he added. “Not if. I was taken care of because NHS staff treated everyone the same. They consider everyone to be human.
“Names and backgrounds don’t fit there. This is how it should be … As a nation, we are all very fortunate to have them and I wish them luck as they work tirelessly to help the country weather this pandemic. “
Dalglish won eight league titles and three European Cups in all spells as a player and manager at Liverpool, while guiding the Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995.