Luis Garcia bows out of football as a Reds hero.
Former Liverpool forward and club legend Luis Garcia has announced that the Spaniard has retired from football aged 35.
Garcia joined the Reds in 2004 from Barcelona for £6m and gained an immediate rapport with the Anfield faithful, helping them to famously win the Champions League that year.
The Spain international netted five goals in the knockout stages in Europe that season to record famous victories over Juventus and Chelsea.
Garcia made 118 appearances in three years on Merseyside, scoring 30 goals and also lifting the FA Cup during that time.
In 2007 the attacker made it clear that he wanted to return to Spain and made the transfer to Atletico Madrid, before moving onto Racing Santander, Panathinaikos and finally finishing his career in Mexico.
Liverpool and the side’s supporters were given special mention in the player’s retirement announcement.
“[Thanks] to Liverpool FC, for making me pass through the history of international football and be part of the Red family, forever,” Garcia was quoted on the club’s website.
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