Sven-Goran Eriksson, the former England manager, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and expressed his long-held desire to manage Liverpool. His dream will come true as he joins the Liverpool Legends management team for their upcoming game against Ajax at Anfield on March 23. This announcement was made by Liverpool, and Eriksson, aged 75, will have the opportunity to be in the dugout at Anfield for the charity match, with his family also expected to be present. Eriksson will work alongside Liverpool legends Ian Rush, John Barnes, and John Aldridge as part of the management team for the annual LFC Foundation charity match.
His role will involve managing former Liverpool players such as Jerzy Dudek, Martin Skrtel, Fabio Aurelio, and Djibril Cisse, with Ryan Babel, a former player for both Liverpool and Ajax, set to feature for both sides in the game. The Swedish coach, known for his successful spells at Lazio in Italy and managing English clubs Manchester City and Leicester, will now have the opportunity to fulfill his dream of managing Liverpool. The charity match aims to raise funds in support of the LFC Foundation and its charity partners, with the proceeds from previous matches having already made a significant impact. The previous legends matches against Manchester United and Celtic raised £1.45m, and this funding has been instrumental in supporting important initiatives in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.