Dundee star Charlie Adam is on the way back from a positive Covid-19 test as he recalls an emotional call from a Liverpool icon.

The experienced midfielder has missed the Dee’s last three matches with Morton, Inverness and Hearts after contracting the virus. Dundee were beaten 2-1 by Hearts on Saturday despite a spirited display but the former Liverpool man could return next weekend against Arbroath as James McPake’s side push for promotion play-off spots in the Scottish Championship.

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Charlie Adam tested positive for Covid-19.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Adam said: “Finally out of isolation after ten days with a positive Covid test. Great character shown by the lads yesterday, deserved so much more from the game. Let’s have a push for promotion now.”

Meanwhile, Adam has recalled a conversation with Kenny Dalglish, his manager while at Liverpool. The midfielder’s mother sadly passed recently and Dalglish got in touch with his former player to see how he was coping.

He said: “It’s not just his ability as a player or his man management as a coach, I think it’s away from the game you realise how special he is. I hadn’t heard from Kenny in eight or nine years; I’d seen him around on golf days and things like that, but I never spoke to him for any length of time.

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Former colleagues. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

“I had a few troubles off the pitch with my mum passing away recently, and two weeks ago I had a missed call from somebody, there was no number, I didn’t have a clue who it was. So I got a voicemail, ‘Hi Charlie, Kenny here’, and I was like, ‘wow’.

“So I got his number and spoke to him on the phone for 20 minutes, just asking about life and asking how everybody was, my family. Just to take that time out just shows the person he is. When he actually phones you up himself, when one day he’s thinking about what you’re going through in life, he’s just a special man.”

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