Alan Hansen: Emotional messages sent to seriously ill Liverpool legend by Graeme Souness, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer

Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker share a joke at a golf tournament in October 2001.
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Alan Hansen is 'seriously ill' in hospital and former colleagues, team-mates and opponents of the Liverpool and Scotland defender turned pundit have sent their thoughts and prayers to the 69-year-old former centre-back.

Hansen, who broke into the game with Partick Thistle, is extremely well-known and beloved for his long spells playing for Liverpool and serving as an analyst on Match of the Day.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.