Eriksson part of Liverpool Legends management team after cancer diagnosis

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson will be part of the Liverpool Legends management team for March's game against Ajax at Anfield following his terminal cancer diagnosis.

Last month Eriksson revealed he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has around a year at most to live.

Following his announcement, the 75-year-old admitted he was a Reds fan and had "always wished to be the manager of Liverpool" leading to a campaign for the Swede to take charge of a Liverpool Legends' game.

Eriksson's dream will now be achieved after Liverpool announced he will be in the dugout at Anfield for the Legends game against Ajax on March 23, with his family also set to be in attendance.

Eriksson will be part of a management team including Liverpool greats Ian Rush, John Barnes and John Aldridge for the annual LFC Foundation charity match.

Eriksson will manage ex-Liverpool players such as Jerzy Dudek, Martin Skrtel, Fabio Aurelio and Djibril Cisse, while former Reds and Ajax forward Ryan Babel will feature for both sides in the game.