Luis Garcia: I will never forget that reception

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    Luis Garcia has said he will never forget the reception given to him by Liverpool fans prior to the Reds game with Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday.

    Garcia holds a special place in the hearts of Kopites following a three year spell with the club that saw him hit five goals on route to the Reds being crowned Champions of Europe for a fifth time in 2005.

    The last of those was the famous winner against Chelsea in the 2005 semi final, and Garcia returned to the club with his son ahead of the Premier League clash against the two rivals on Sunday.

    Luis Garcia

    It was the first time the Spaniard had been able to return to Anfield since leaving in 2007 due to playing commitments, and despite the Reds falling to a 2-0 defeat, the 35-year-old insists it was a day he will never forget.

    “It was special to take my son out,” he said after receiving a truly amazing Kop reception.

    “It was something I wanted to do a long time ago; to bring him here and show him Anfield and what it means for the people and how the people feel about football here in England. Going out there with him is something I have always dreamed about.

    “It was too much really. I’m still shaking. It was unbelievable; to get out there and feel the crowd.

    “When you arrive here, you see the people and you know that they care about you and they remember you. Then you get into the ground and feel that love from them, as a player, that is the most important thing.”

     

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