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Sven-Goran Eriksson could take charge of Liverpool at Anfield following terminal cancer diagnosis

Sven-Goran Eriksson could take charge of Liverpool at Anfield following terminal cancer diagnosis

He could take charge.

Sven-Goran Eriksson could take charge of Liverpool at Anfield following his cancer diagnosis.

Liverpool fans have called on the club to enable terminally ill Eriksson to realise his unfilled wish of managing the Merseyside club.

The former England boss, who has about a year to live at the "best case" after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, told Sky News that his footballing regret is never having taken the helm at Anfield.

Like his father, Eriksson has been a lifelong Liverpool supporter. In response to the interview, supporters have backed the idea of the 75-year-old managing Liverpool’s legends team in a charity home match against Ajax in March.

The fixture takes place every year and raises funds for the LFC Foundation, which supports children and young people.

After YouTuber Douglas Horne proposed that Eriksson manage Liverpool for the charity fixture, John Gibbons of the Anfield Wrap podcast told Sky News it was "a fantastic idea".

He told Sky News: "I think people would think it a lovely thing. He's a popular person, but knowing that he's got this dream of being a Liverpool manager all this time just kind of hit home for those Liverpool fans even more really.

"We've got a legends game coming up in March, so a lot of Liverpool legends come back every year. It raises a lot of money for the fantastic LFC Foundation and there's maybe a role there to manage that team.

"It might be a legends game but it's always close to a full house at Anfield. A lot of great players, ex-players you know, play and it's a wonderful occasion.

"I'm sure as he's leading the teams out, you know this is Anfield, they will play You'll Never Walk Alone it'll feel like the closest thing. I've seen quite a few Liverpool fans mention that and I think it's a fantastic idea.

"It's not my idea, but it's one I've seen and I think it would be absolutely brilliant.

"Kenny Dalglish normally does it and he's done it loads of times, so I'm sure he'd be quite happy to pass it on Sven because he's he's such a fantastic popular football man throughout the country.

"I'm sure everyone would love to see him do it."

Since revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis on Thursday, Eriksson revealed he had received "a lot of messages and phone calls" from former colleagues and players he coached.

Between 2001 and 2006, Eriksson managed England’s "golden generation" - a team that included David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.

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Topics: Football, Sven-Goran Eriksson, England, Liverpool, Premier League