Sven-Goran Eriksson granted dream of managing Liverpool after most cancers prognosis
Sven-Goran Eriksson is about to fulfil his long-held ambition of managing a Liverpool crew from the Anfield sidelines subsequent month.
Ex-England supervisor Eriksson shall be a part of the managerial squad for the LFC Legends versus Ajax Legends match, an annual charity occasion organised by the LFC Foundation.
The sport, scheduled for March 23 at Anfield, will see Eriksson working alongside Liverpool icons akin to Ian Rush, John Barnes and John Aldridge.
Last month, Eriksson, who hails from Sweden, publicly disclosed his prognosis of terminal pancreatic most cancers, with a prognosis of probably only one 12 months remaining.
In an interview following his devastating information, he confessed that he had at all times aspired to handle his cherished Liverpool crew – a dream that’s now set to turn into a actuality.
A proper announcement said: “Liverpool FC is thrilled to substantiate that Sven-Goran Eriksson will be part of the LFC Legends administration crew for the match towards Ajax Legends at Anfield on March 23.
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“The ex-England manager will share the dugout with a host of LFC legends, including Ian Rush, John Barnes and John Aldridge, for the annual LFC Foundation charity match. Everyone associated with the club and the LFC Foundation eagerly anticipates welcoming Sven and his family to Anfield for this wonderful fundraising event.”
The Liverpool playing squad includes Jerzy Dudek, the goalkeeper who became a hero in Istanbul, and fellow goalkeeper Sander Westerveld. Defenders Martin Skrtel, Fabio Aurelio and Gregory Vignal are also confirmed to play, along with Djibril Cisse. Ryan Babel, a former forward for both Reds and Ajax, will play for both teams during the game.
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The announcement additional said: “All proceeds from this fixture – sponsored by AXA, the club’s official training partner – will go towards supporting the work of the LFC Foundation and its associated charities.
“The LFC Foundation’s past two legends matches against Manchester United and Celtic generated an impressive £1.45 million, which is now being used to support its crucial work in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.”
Tickets for the Legends charity match can be found at £28 for adults, £8 for juniors and £18 for these aged over 65.