Sven-Goran Eriksson is granted his dying wish to manage Liverpool, as former England boss leads their Legends team for a friendly after revealing he only has a year to live


  • Eriksson revealed last month that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer 
  • Liverpool have confirmed he will be part of their management team next month 
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Sven-Goran Eriksson will fulfill his dream of managing a Liverpool team after the club confirmed he would be part of their charity legends game next month. 

The former England manager revealed last month that he has been secretly battling a terminal cancer for a year having only previously told close family and friends. 

He has revealed that it would be his ‘dream’ to manage Liverpool with the club’s fans and former players including Robbie Fowler calling for him to be in the dugout when LFC Legends face Ajax in a charity match next month. 

Liverpool have today confirmed that they have granted the 76-year-old his wise, revealing that he will be part of a management team for the game which is to be held on March 23.

The Reds in a statement said: ‘verpool said: ‘We are delighted to confirm Sven-Goran Eriksson will be part of the LFC Legends management team for the game against Ajax Legends at Anfield, on 23 March.

‘The former England boss will join a dugout of LFC greats, including Ian Rush, John Barnes and John Aldridge, for the annual LFC Foundation charity match.

‘All connected with the club and LFC Foundation look forward to warmly welcoming LFC fan Sven and his family to Anfield – and seeing him in the dugout on the day – for a fantastic fundraising occasion.’

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