Legendary Liverpool and Scotland Icon in Critical Condition at Hospital

The Liverpool football club is facing a challenging time as one of its legends, former captain Alan Hansen, 68, and a Scottish icon, is currently hospitalized in critical condition. Hansen, who played for Liverpool from 1977 to 1991, is reportedly seriously ill.

Liverpool expressed its support for Hansen’s family, as the Anfield club stated in a press release. With 26 caps for Scotland, Hansen retired as a player in 1991 and went on to have a successful career as a commentator.

“All of us at Liverpool are sending our thoughts and support to our legendary captain Alan Hansen, who is seriously ill in the hospital,” Liverpool stated.

The club added, “We are currently in touch with Alan’s family to offer them our support during this challenging time. We will provide further updates as we receive them, in due course, and kindly request that the Hansen family’s privacy be respected at this time.”

Hansen joined Liverpool from Scottish team Partick Thistle in 1977. The defender won 3 European Cups (1977-78, 1980-81 – defeating Real Madrid in the final, and 1983-84), 8 English league titles, 2 FA Cups, and 3 League Cups in 620 appearances for the ‘Reds’.

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Gary Lineker, Hansen’s colleague on the BBC’s ‘Match of the Day’ program, tweeted, “Horrible news. Thoughts are with Alan, Janet, and the whole family.” The program’s message was, “Thoughts and prayers are with Alan and his family during this challenging time.”