In a heartwarming announcement, Liverpool have revealed that former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson will be part of their LFC Legends management team for a charity game against Ajax Legends on March 23.
The 76-year-old, who recently disclosed his battle with pancreatic cancer, will take his place alongside iconic figures such as Ian Rush, John Barnes, and John Aldridge in the Anfield dugout for the annual LFC Foundation charity match.
Eriksson, in January, opened up about his health struggles and disclosed that he had a “best case” scenario of about a year to live due to pancreatic cancer.
Despite the challenges he faces, the former England boss expressed his lifelong love for Liverpool and revealed that managing the club had always been a dream of his.
Now, his dream is set to come true as he takes on a managerial role for the charity match, showcasing his enduring passion for the club.
Liverpool Football Club issued a statement expressing their excitement about having Sven-Göran Eriksson as part of the LFC Legends team for the charity game.
The club, along with the LFC Foundation, eagerly anticipates warmly welcoming Eriksson and his family to Anfield for what promises to be a memorable fundraising occasion.
The announcement has stirred emotions among fans, players, and the football community at large, as they unite to support Eriksson and contribute to the charitable cause.
The charity match will feature a star-studded lineup from both Liverpool and Ajax Legends.
Liverpool’s squad includes legendary figures such as Jerzy Dudek, Sander Westerveld, Martin Skrtel, Fábio Aurélio, Gregory Vignal, and Djibril Cissé.
Additionally, former Liverpool and Ajax forward Ryan Babel is set to showcase his skills for both sides, adding to the excitement surrounding the clash.
The LFC Foundation has a history of organizing successful charity matches, with previous encounters against Manchester United and Celtic raising an impressive £1.45 million for the club’s charity and its partners.
This upcoming showdown against Ajax Legends is expected to continue this positive trend, with football enthusiasts coming together to support a noble cause while enjoying the spectacle of seeing their football heroes in action.
March 23 at Anfield is set to be more than just a game; it will be a celebration of passion, unity, and the enduring spirit of football.