Sir Kenny Dalglish has thanked NHS workers for their care after leaving hospital following a positive test for the coronavirus.

The 69-year-old was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment on gallstones, but was then found to have Covid-19 despite not showing any symptoms.

The former Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland forward is now recovering in self-isolation at home.

"I'm delighted to be back home with the family after receiving brilliant care from the NHS, which we appreciate now more than ever," Dalglish said in a statement on the Liverpool website.

"Marina and I would like to express our immense gratitude to the medical staff who cared for me and who continue to treat countless others throughout the country during an incredibly challenging period.

Sir Kenny Dalglish

Scotland's record cap holder and joint top-scorer Dalglish won eight league championships and three European Cups across spells as player and manager for Liverpool, while also guiding Blackburn to the Premier League title in 1994-95.