Everton and Liverpool release statements as Kevin Campbell well-wishes pour in | Football | Sport

Everton and Liverpool have shared get-well-soon messages for Kevin Campbell, who is currently unwell in hospital.

The former striker played over 150 times for Everton, as well as enjoying successful stints at Arsenal, Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion.

It was reported on Sunday that Campbell had been taken to hospital, having fallen ill earlier in the week.

As such, messages of support have flooded in for the 54-year-old, with ex-club Everton leading the way.

Posting on their official X account, Everton’s statement read: “We have been made aware our former striker Kevin Campbell is currently very unwell.

“Not just a great footballer but an incredible person, Kevin is, and always has been, a fighter and we wish him and his family well at this challenging time. Sending all our love,@1kevincampbell.”

The Toffees’ Merseyside rivals also chimed in with a well-wish: “Everyone at LFC is sending their thoughts and best wishes, @1kevincampbell.”

Elsewhere, Jamie Carragher and Trevor Sinclair were among the ex-pros sharing their thoughts via social media.

Campbell’s career started out as a schoolboy with Arsenal, where the goal-machine quickly made a name for himself in the academy set-up.

An FA Youth Cup winner in 1988, Campbell made his senior debut for the Gunners that same year, before going on to register over 200 appearances for the club.

Enjoying a trophy-laden spell in north London, Campbell lifted five major honours with Arsenal, including the 1990/91 First Division title and the 1993/94 Cup Winners’ Cup.

Stints at Forest and Trabzonspor followed before Campbell joined Everton on loan midway through the 1998/99 season.

His goals were credited with keeping Everton in the division that season, with the London-born ace also netting the winner at Anfield during the 1999/00 campaign.

Campbell remained an Everton player until 2005, with spells at West Brom and Cardiff City proceeding his retirement in 2007.

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