Alan Hansen home from hospital as Liverpool give update and family send message

Alan Hansen has returned home from hospital
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Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital and is on his road to recovery.

The 69-year-old was previously seriously ill and had been admitted to intensive care with an illness. That prompted fears for the ex-Partick Thistle man as well as a massive outpouring of emotion as hundreds from the footballing world sent their love to his family.

Hansen has now made very positive progress and Liverpool have confirmed he has been able to return home. A statement released today reads: "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."

The three-time European Cup winner, who has 26 caps for his country, signed for the English giants from Thistle and went on to establish himself a great. Later, he was well known as a Match of the Day pundit.