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Sven-Goran Eriksson to manage Liverpool as club grant former England manager’s dying wish

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Published Time: 13.02.2024 - 19:40:27 Modified Time: 13.02.2024 - 19:40:27

Swede will be on the touchline for a Liverpool legends game against Ajax next month following his terminal cancer diagnosis Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sven-Goran Eriksson has been granted his dying wish to manage Liverpool, with the club confirming he will lead the legends team in an upcoming charity match

Swede will be on the touchline for a Liverpool legends game against Ajax next month following his terminal cancer diagnosis

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Sven-Goran Eriksson has been granted his dying wish to manage Liverpool, with the club confirming he will lead the legends team in an upcoming charity match.

Eriksson will be part of a management team at Anfield alongside Ian Rush, John Barnes and John Aldridge when Liverpool legends play Ajax next month.

The former England manager recently revealed the tragic news that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and said the long-held ambition he had never realised was to coach the club he supported.

That led to an online campaign from supporters to enable Eriksson to lead the Liverpool legends team in their annual club Foundation match on March 23.

“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,” read a club statement.

Eriksson can anticipate being a guest of honour. Manager Jurgen Klopp has also opened the door for the Swede to spend time with him at the club’s AXA Training Centre when circumstances permit.

Speaking last month, Klopp said: “He’s very welcome to come here and he can sit in my seat in my office and do my job for a day if he wants.

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