Sven-Goran Eriksson talks Liverpool regret; Luis Garcia responds with idea

Sven-Goran Eriksson has talked once again of his Liverpool regret after revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis. Former Reds star Luis Garcia has a proposal, though.

Sven-Gordan Eriksson announced this week that he has terminal cancer with at best a year to live. It's a revelation that shocked football, with Eriksson having enjoyed a fantastic career in the game.

The Swede 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. Eriksson 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.

But despite all the success, Eriksson admits he still has a regret about his career. He grew up as a Liverpool fan and wishes he'd have had the opportunity to manage them.

“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."

That prompted many fans to propose the same thing, with former Liverpool player Luis Garcia amongst them.

"Legends game [there's] still a chance," he replied on Twitter.

Liverpool frequently play legends games for charity, with Garcia always involved as one of the most popular Reds of his time. It 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.

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