Robbie Fowler says 'call has gone in' to fulfil Sven-Goran Eriksson wish

Robbie Fowler has revealed that the 'call has gone in' for Sven-Goran Eriksson to take charge of Liverpool's charity legends match against Ajax in March. 

In an emotionally-charged video, Eriksson announced last week that he has terminal pancreatic cancer, admitting he has at best a year to live.

It was a revelation that shocked the footballing world, with the Swede having had a glittering managerial career.

Eriksson was enormously successful in Sweden, leading IFK Goteborg to the UEFA Cup back in 1982 before going on to win three league titles with Benfica.

He also guided them to both the UEFA Cup and European Cup finals - but fell short in each.

Copa Italia wins with both AS Roma and Sampdoria further boosted his reputation before he led Lazio to just their second Serie A title - and first in 25 years - in 2000.

That title win earned Eriksson the biggest job of his career - the England National team.

England's Golden Generation never lived up to expectations, though their manager became one of the most famous people in the game.

However, despite reaching such high levels in the game, Eriksson revealed he still had one regret - not managing the team he grew up supporting, Liverpool.

“My father is still alive and is still a Liverpool supporter, and I’m a Liverpool supporter as well – I’ve always been," he told Sky News.

“So I always wished to be the manager of Liverpool, and that will not happen for sure, but I’m still a Liverpool fan."

In response to this, Liverpool fans and former players alike have campaigned to get Eriksson into the dugout for the annual legends match in March.

And now, Reds icon Fowler has confirmed on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the request has indeed been made to fulfil Eriksson's wish.

Replying to a fan's post calling for the Swede to make an appearance, Fowler simply said: "Call's gone in mate."

Fowler had previously been touted as a potential manager for the game, along with Ian Rush.

However, the legends game certainly does offer up a chance to do something for Eriksson as a fan - if the Swede would like to at least partially ease that regret of his.

Share This Article