Alan Hansen health update: Liverpool FC legend Graeme Souness provides news on ex-team-mate

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness (left) has provided a positive update on the health of ex-team-mate Alan Hansen (right). Picture: David Davies/PA WireFormer Liverpool captain Graeme Souness (left) has provided a positive update on the health of ex-team-mate Alan Hansen (right). Picture: David Davies/PA Wire
Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness (left) has provided a positive update on the health of ex-team-mate Alan Hansen (right). Picture: David Davies/PA Wire | David Davies/PA Wire
Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness has provided a health update on his ex-teammate Alan Hansen after reports of him being ‘seriously ill’.

An update on the health of BBC television football pundit, Alan Hansen, has been issued by one of the ex-footballers' teammates. Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness provided positive news to concerned fans on Monday (June17).

It was revealed earlier this month that the 69-year-old was 'seriously ill', however the cause has not yet been disclosed. His former club of 14 years announced on June 9: "The thoughts and support of everyone at Liverpool FC are with our legendary former captain Alan Hansen, who is currently seriously ill in hospital."

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Souness, a team-mate of Hansen’s for club and country - both also playing for Scotland - has confirmed he has since talked to his friend over the phone, saying ‘he’s back’. Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “I spoke to him yesterday and he sounded fabulous so I hope that’s him on the way to a full recovery. 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.

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness (left) has provided a positive update on the health of ex-team-mate Alan Hansen (right). Picture: David Davies/PA WireFormer Liverpool captain Graeme Souness (left) has provided a positive update on the health of ex-team-mate Alan Hansen (right). Picture: David Davies/PA Wire
Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness (left) has provided a positive update on the health of ex-team-mate Alan Hansen (right). Picture: David Davies/PA Wire | David Davies/PA Wire

“He’s definitely back because he did nothing but take the mickey out of me. He’s been in a difficult place but the way he sounded yesterday, he’s back, and I hope I’m right.”

Hansen is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish players of all time along with being part of a successful Liverpool team of the late 1970s and 1980s. The outspoken pundit co-hosted Match of the Day from 1992 to 2014.

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