‘I cried, it was beautiful’: Sven-Göran Eriksson fulfils his Liverpool dream

Childhood fan who is dying of pancreatic cancer managed the home side to victory over Ajax at Anfield in a legends match

Anfield was packed, the Liverpool squad boasted 985 caps and seven Champions League winners. The match was not the most competitive occasion the stadium will host this season but it was one of the most memorable on an emotional and perfect day for Sven-Göran Eriksson.

The Swede watched on from the touchline as Liverpool came back from two goals down to win a cerebral thriller 4-2. Eriksson listened to The Kop serenade the boyhood fan with “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, making an old man very happy. He might have wanted a crack at the Premier League with Liverpool but 90 minutes on a cold March day was more than enough for the former England manager who has less than a year to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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