Kenny Dalglish was allowed to leave the hospital on Saturday evening. The Liverpool club icon tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, but is asymptomatic.

"I want to thank the doctors, nurses and other staff at the hospital, they did a great job," Dalglish writes in his column in the Sunday Post .

The 69-year-old Scot, who won the European Cup I three times with Liverpool, was hospitalized on Wednesday for his gallstones. According to the hospital's procedures, Dalglish was also tested for COVID-19, and that routine check was surprisingly positive.

Dalglish has not yet shown any symptoms of the coronavirus. He will remain in home isolation for the next two weeks.

'Our country can count itself lucky with the NHS'

"People may think that I am well taken care of in the hospital because of my well-known name," writes Dalglish. "But that is not the case."

"The NHS (National Health Service, ed.) Treated all patients the same way. Names and backgrounds didn't matter and that's how it's supposed to be."

"Our country can be very happy with the NHS," says Dalglish. "I wish them every success while they work tirelessly during this pandemic."

In the UK, nearly 80,000 registered corona infections and nearly 10,000 people have died from the virus.

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