Spaniard wants to be involved in Anfield testimonial.
Luis Garcia is one of several former Liverpool heroes set to return to Anfield for Jamie Carragher’s testimonial on Saturday.
The Spaniard played a pivotal role in Liverpool’s Champions League success in 2005 before leaving Merseyside for Atletico Madrid two years later.
Currently with Greek side Panathinaikos, the 32-year-old is keen to take part against Everton at the weekend on a special day for his former team-mate.
“Luis wants to be involved so hopefully he will be back at Anfield and I’m just waiting for a call,” Carragher told Liverpoolfc.tv.
“It would be great to see him again. He played an important part in our success in 2005 and he never really got the chance to say goodbye because he was injured and then he left the club.
“It would be great for Luis as well to get a welcome back from our crowd.” (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
In today’s era a one club man is a rare beast but Jamie Carragher has now spent 14 years as part of the Anfield first team picture and tomorrow he will take the field to take on arch rivals Everton to celebrate the centre back’s long career at the club.
Luis Garcia wants to be involved and other former favourites are rumoured to be taking part in a match which will hope to raise a great deal money for the Everton Foundation who will receive the proceeds from the testimonial and tickets are still available for what is sure to be an interesting and emotional encounter between the Merseyside rivals.
After some 636 appearances for the club Carragher will be hoping for a full house as he prepares to take on the club he supported as a boy.
Tickets can be bought on the day at the ground. Oh yes, and Michael Owen will also be taking part and no doubt hoping to avoid too many boos for his current Manchester United affiliation.