Sven-Goran Eriksson to Fulfill Dream as Liverpool Legends Manager

Sven-Goran Eriksson, the former England boss, is set to realize a long-held dream as he leads out a Liverpool legends team against former Ajax greats at Anfield on Saturday. The charity match, featuring stars like Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, is scheduled to kick off at 15:00 GMT.

Eriksson, a lifelong Liverpool fan who disclosed his terminal cancer diagnosis in January, expressed his excitement about the opportunity to manage the Liverpool legends team. Reflecting on his managerial career, Eriksson revealed that managing Liverpool had always been a dream, albeit one that never materialized. He recalled past discussions that came close to fruition but ultimately didn’t materialize.

Describing the chance to manage the Liverpool legends team as “like a dream,” Eriksson emphasized the significance of Anfield’s atmosphere and the iconic anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” He expressed gratitude for the opportunity, particularly given the charitable aspect of the match.

The 76-year-old Swede, who made history as the first foreign coach to lead England, offered his perspective on the current row over the Three Lions’ new kit. While he claimed to have “no opinion” on the matter, Eriksson expressed confidence in Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of the Euros in Germany. He identified England as strong contenders for the tournament, highlighting their depth and versatility.

Reflecting on his tenure as England manager, Eriksson underscored the honor and pride he felt in leading the national team, despite not winning any major trophies. He emphasized the significance of the role, considering it one of the biggest in the world, and expressed satisfaction with his time in charge.

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