Former Liverpool striker Luis Garcia has been waiting for this day to come; the chance to step back on the Anfield pitch and let the memories of his successful past at the club wash over him. Whilst the match will be special for Fernando Torres, today’s Champions League match will also have a special place in the heart of one of Liverpool’s finest.
”This will be a special game for me personally, but it should be for anyone playing here at this stadium with such a fantastic atmosphere,” he said. ”I spent several years here and enjoyed the time – it is a special occasion for me.
”I even had a big reception at the airport. I have had messages of goodwill from fans, letters and emails. It is great to come back and see these people again. A special part in my heart will always be with these people at this club and in this city. I still remember a lot of people from when I was here, fans and players.” (ESPNSoccernet)
Garcia will always be remembered by the Anfield faithful as a fantastic player that seemed to make the most of any situation. His goal against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final propelled the club to Istanbul, where they defeated AC Milan in one of the most dramatic finishes in football history. Without Garcia’s goal, that moment might never have happened.
What kind of welcome will you give Luis Garcia tonight when he steps out on the Anfield pitch?