Alan Hansen discharged from hospital with Liverpool icon to 'continue recovery at home' after health scare

Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital, with the Liverpool icon set to 'continue his recovery at home'.

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway


Published: 23/06/2024

- 14:32

Updated: 23/06/2024

- 14:44

The Reds legend's family have thanked fans for their support

Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital, with the Liverpool icon set to 'continue his recovery at home'.

The 69-year-old has been seriously ill and his family have thanked fans for their support.


A statement from his family on Liverpool's website read: “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.

Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital, with the Liverpool icon set to 'continue his recovery at home'.

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

Fans on X are delighted with the news, with many sending their best as Hansen prepares to recover at home.

"YNWA, speedy recovery Alan," said one user.

A second said: "Great to hear Alan is back home! Wishing him a smooth and speedy recovery."

A third said: "Great news. Keep fighting Alan we are still all with you for however long it takes."

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A fourth stated: "Speedy recovery, brilliant news this! YNWA."

And a fifth said: "Best news of the day. Keep recovering Big Al."

Hansen started his career with Scottish side Partick Thistle before moving to Liverpool back in the summer of 1977.

He became a hero at Anfield, spending 13 years with the club and racking up 620 First Division appearances.

Hansen won eight league titles during that time, in addition to three FA Cup's.

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He was also part of the Liverpool side that won three European Cups in 1978, 1981 and 1984.

And Hansen played 26 times for Scotland across an eight-year period, too.

Graeme Souness, who is close to the Liverpool icon, recently said his former team-mate sounded 'fabulous' after they spoke on the phone.

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"I spoke to him yesterday and he sounded fabulous so I hope that's him on the way to a full recovery," he told talkSPORT.

"He's definitely back because he did nothing but take the Mickey out of me!

"I've been speaking to his son and Janet his wife and I've been phoning his phone, his phone number.

"I got on the train on Sunday and I was looking for my seat and my phone rang and I could see it was Big Al.

"I was thinking 'Oh no, don't answer that'. So I sat down and got the courage to phone back and he answered the phone.

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Alan Hansen won eight First Division titles during his stunning spell at Liverpool

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"He's been in a difficult place but the way he sounded yesterday, he's back, and I hope I'm right."

He added: "He's not a colleague, he's a good friend. When people become ill, people always talk about how much of a great guy there that person was.

"I'm telling you now, he's a real human being. It's hard to find a bad word about him.

"He's a rascal when it comes to humour, he was very smart with that.

"I, like every person who comes across him or listened to him on the television, say a little prayer for him."

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