Liverpool reveal Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital as he continues recovery from illness


Liverpool have confirmed that club legend Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital.

The Anfield great was admitted to hospital after falling “seriously ill” earlier this month.


The 69-year-old enjoyed an 18-year playing career, as well as a successful pundit career.Credit: Getty

However, there is positive news as his former club confirmed that the decorated former defender is no longer in hospital and his recovery continues at home.

The club released a message on behalf of the Hansen family which read: “Alan has been released from hospital today to continue his recovery at home.

“Alan, Janet, Adam, Lucy and their family would like to thank everyone for their wonderful messages of love and support. It has been overwhelming and has helped enormously.”

Graeme Souness revealed on talkSPORT this week that there was positive news with Hansen and that he was on the road to recovery.

He told White & Jordan on talkSPORT: He sounded fabulous so I hope he's on the road to a full recovery.

“He's definitely on the way back because he didn't do anything but beat the shit out of me, so he's definitely on the way back.”

Souness added: “He was speaking to his son (Adam) and his wife Janet, and had been calling his (Hansen) phone number.

“Yesterday I got on the train and I was looking for my seat, my phone rang and I could see it was Big Al.

Hansen won many trophies at Liverpool


Hansen won many trophies at LiverpoolCredit: Getty Images – Getty

“I'm thinking, 'Oh, I don't want to answer that,' so I sat down and then I got up the courage to call again and he answered the phone.

“He's been in a tough place, but from the way he sounded yesterday, he's back, and I hope I'm right.”

Hansen played a key role in Liverpool's success in the late 70s and 80s under Bob Paisley, which is the golden era in the club's history.

He was given the role of club captain after Kenny Dalglish replaced Joe Fagan as manager in 1985, a role Hansen played for five years.

He represented his native Scotland on 26 occasions.

As well as being a highly successful player, Hansen is also known for his career in sports broadcasting after retiring from football after working for the BBC for 22 years.

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