17 November 2019 12:37
The video will start in 8 Cancel Get the biggest Liverpool FC stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Dominic Matteo is on "incredible form" and already having an "amazing recovery" after undergoing brain surgery. Former Liverpool star Matteo was rushed to hospital last week before having an operation on Monday to remove a brain tumour. The 45-year-old has since come out of intensive care at Leeds General Hospital. And friend Simon Ross, a radio presenter and voice over artist, has provided an update on Matteo's condition having had a video call with him. Ross wrote on Twitter: "Update on Dominic Matteo just had a FaceTime call from him, he was on incredible form, chatting, talking football, joking and very positive and immensely great full to all the hospital staff at the LGI, amazing recovery." (Image: Getty Images) Midfielder Matteo played 155 times for the Reds between 1992 and 2000, having come through the Merseyside club's academy.
He went on to play for Leeds, where he reached the Champions League semi-finals, Blackburn and Stoke before handing up his boots in 2009. Dumfries-born Matteo also won six Scotland international caps, despite earlier turning out for England Under 21s and England B. (Image: Allsport) Liverpool announced the operation on Saturday, while sending their best wishes for their former player. "Liverpool FC is sending its support to Dominic Matteo after the former Reds player was taken seriously ill earlier this week," Liverpool said in a statement. "Matteo, 45, underwent an operation on a brain tumour on Monday and is currently being treated in hospital after coming out of intensive care. "The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Dom, his family and friends and we will be offering our support to them throughout this difficult time. "We wish Dom a full and speedy recovery and will offer any support we can to his wife and family. "Dom's family would like to place on record their gratitude to all staff at Leeds General Infirmary and express their thanks for all of the messages of support they have received."