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Kieron Dyer, under-23s manager at Ipswich Town, has been for the past one year
His club Ipswich has confirmed that Kieron Dyer, an ex-england midfielder, needs a liver transplant.
Dyer, who is the coach of Ipswich's Under-23 team, was admitted to hospital Wednesday. He has been diagnosed with primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
Former Newcastle, West Ham and QPR player, the 42-year old has been in his current position for one year.
"Kieron has been dealing with liver problems for the last couple of years," Ipswich stated externally.
Dyer, who was awarded 33 England caps between 1999-2007, is currently awaiting results from tests to determine when he will need to have his transplant.
He said, "Unfortunately, my liver condition (previously) led to me needing a transplant."
"I consider myself a positive person who will overcome any minor setbacks.
"I am very grateful to the supporters, club and general public for their support over the last week.
"I'd like everyone to respect my privacy and that of my family."