The Reds icon was discharged from the hospital on Sunday to recover in self-isolation at home, having tested positive for Covid-19, despite the absence of symptoms.
Kenny’s diagnosis was a real shock for Liverpool players
Jurgen Klopp says Kenny Dalglish’s diagnosis of coronavirus brought home the reality of a pandemic to his Liverpool players. The Reds icon was discharged from the hospital on Sunday to recover in self-isolation at home, having tested positive for Covid-19, despite the absence of symptoms. Klopp already knew well about the severity of the coronavirus situation but said that Dalglish’s diagnosis was the first when he touched someone close to some of his players. “It was a real surprise three days ago when I heard about it first,” Klopp quotes the official Liverpool webpage. “The boys were sent a text in our WhatsApp group, and everyone was like that: “Wow.” What you feel at that moment is a massive difference if you know someone who got the virus, or if you don’t know. At that moment, it was like: “Wow, one of us has it,” and it was crazy.
Dalglish’s daughter said that everything was good
“We all know that this terrible disease causes heartache all over the world, but it was the first time that for many of us, someone with whom we have such a personal relationship was affected to such an extent.” Klopp knows, in how much respect Dalglish has in the club, “I had the opportunity to write a message with one of his daughters immediately, and we talked about it,” he said. “She was quiet, not relaxed, but she was fine and said that everything looked good – and two days later, we heard that he had been released from the hospital.
The Reds legend wrote a post and thanked NHS
“This is good news – excellent news – and I hope he is still doing well. We all know Kenny and love him. We just sent him all our thoughts and prayers at that moment, but maybe he’s not needed it, which is even better.” Dalglish previously wrote a post on the Sunday Post, thanking the National Health Service staff who looked after him. “People may think that my name brought me better care, but every patient at NHS gets better care,” he wrote. “We, as a nation, are fortunate that we have them, and I wish them every success, as they work tirelessly to help the country overcome this pandemic.”