March 23, 2024

Sven-Goran Eriksson was ‘crying’ after touching Liverpool moment as he fulfils dying wish | Football | Sport

Sven-Goran Eriksson admitted he was reduced to tears during a touching rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone as he fulfilled his dying wish by managing Liverpool. Eriksson coached a team of Reds legends to a 4-2 victory over Ajax at Anfield.

The former England manager, who revealed he has terminal pancreatic cancer earlier this year, recently said that not managing Liverpool was one of the regrets of his lengthy coaching career. Organisers of Liverpool’s annual legends match invited him to manage the Merseysiders against Ajax.

Eriksson was given a standing ovation by Liverpool fans before the match, with the 76-year-old clearly emotional as he was introduced to the Anfield crowd. Fans then sung the club’s anthem, You’ll Never Walk Alone, before kick-off. 

The poignant song prompted strong emotions from Eriksson. He said afterwards that he was reduced to tears. 

Speaking to LFCTV, the Swede said: “Everybody was a winner today. It was beautiful, absolutely incredible. Everything from You’ll Never Walk Alone and the rest of the match. It was a good win. We were only 2-0… we were all the time the better team. It was a fair result. But This [gestures to the crowd] was fantastic.”

Asked how he felt listening to You’ll Never Walk Alone, Eriksson responded: “Crying! Yes, tears.”


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