‘Great news’ – Klopp on Liverpool’s Eriksson gesture

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reacted to the news that Sven-Goran Eriksson will form part of the Liverpool legends management team for a charity fixture against Ajax legends next month.

Eriksson recently revealed that he had ‘best case’ 12 months to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 75-year-old, who became the first foreign coach to manage the England national team, discussed his career and how he had ‘always wished to be the manager of Liverpool’.


Following that revelation, Liverpool have invited Eriksson to form part of the coaching team for their latest legends clash with Ajax and Klopp has hailed the announcement as ‘great news’.

“Great news. Absolutely great,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference ahead of facing Brentford in the Premier League this weekend.

“I was always convinced it would work out some way. This is now really nice. A legend coaches legends. It’s really cool. I have never been here when the legends team played but I know they use everything.


“So everyone who is involved in the organisation tries to make it great as possible. All the guys who show enjoy it. Now with Sven here with that experience on the bench they should play a good game. I am really happy Sven will have that opportunity. It’s a good place to come.”

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