Sven-Göran Eriksson reveals secret Liverpool love

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Sven-Göran Eriksson admitted it would be a dream come true to manage Liverpool just 24 hours after Rafa Benítez departed.

The Spaniard left Anfield on Thursday with a £6 million compensation package after six years at the helm.

And Eriksson hopes to be in contention to take over at Liverpool once his short stint in charge of Ivory Coast comes to an end in South Africa.

He told The Sun: "I have been a Liverpool fan all of my life. I never mentioned it when I was in charge of England because I didn't think it was fair.

"I was shocked when I discovered Rafa Benítez had left. Would I want to be the manager of Liverpool? It is every manager's dream to manage Liverpool."

The former England manager used to watch Liverpool games on TV at home in Sweden and he also visited Anfield when he was learning his way as a coach.

Eriksson added: "My father was also a Liverpool supporter and every Saturday we would watch an English match on television. It was the highlight of the week.

"Liverpool matches were televised quite regularly and we would cheer them on. They have always been my team and nothing has changed.

"When I was starting out in coaching I was invited to Liverpool to see how they did things. Joe Fagan was the manager at the time.

"I remember him showing me around Anfield and taking me into their legendary boot room.

"It was such a privilege and an honour for me to be invited in there. I will never forget that moment.

"Liverpool will always hold a special place in my heart."

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