Alan Hansen, Former Liverpool Legend, Reportedly ‘Seriously Ill’

The former Scottish international defender for Liverpool, Alan Hansen, is reportedly ‘seriously ill’ and currently hospitalized, the Premier League club announced on Sunday. “The thoughts and support of everyone at Liverpool FC are with our legendary former captain Alan Hansen, who is currently seriously ill in hospital,” a statement from the Reds said on Sunday evening.

After retiring from his playing career in 1991, Hansen, now 68 years old, became a well-known television commentator, notably on the BBC’s flagship show, “Match of the Day.”

With an impressive career record, Hansen joined Liverpool in 1977 from Partick Thistle and won three European Cup titles, eight English league championships, two FA Cups, and four League Cups in 620 appearances for the club at Anfield. Also serving as captain for four seasons, he left a lasting impact on the northern English city.

A stylish central defender, Hansen earned 26 caps for his country and was part of the Scotland team that competed in the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Former English striker Gary Lineker, current presenter of “Match of the Day,” wrote on the social media platform X: “Horrible news. Our thoughts are with Alan, Janet, and the whole family.”