Liverpool legend Alan Hansen discharged from hospital

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Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital.

The club had announced on June 9 that the former Scotland centre-back was “seriously ill”.

But, in a statement on Monday, Liverpool said the 69-year-old will “continue his recovery at home”

A message from the Hansen family read: “Alan has been discharged from hospital today to continue his recovery at home.

“Alan, Janet, Adam, Lucy and family would like to thank everybody for their wonderful messages of love and support.

“It has been overwhelming and has helped enormously. We also hugely appreciate the ongoing respect that has been shown for our privacy as Alan continues his recovery.”

Hansen won eight league titles and three European Cups during a 14-year spell at Liverpool, making 620 appearances for the club before he retired in 1991.

Hansen was handed the Liverpool captaincy in 1985 and led the club to a league and FA Cup double a year later, sealed with victory in the final against Merseyside rivals Everton at Wembley. He also won 26 caps for Scotland and featured at the 1982 World Cup.

After a glittering career on the pitch, Hansen then went on to become a hugely successful television pundit, having resisted offers to move into management. He was a regular on Match of the Day, until he stepped away after the 2014 World Cup.